New York City’s “Little Red Lighthouse” will be open for tours on October 13

Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse, located on the Hudson River in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge, in New York City’s Fort Washington Park, is best known as the inspiration for Hildegarde Swift’s 1942 children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. In the book, after its light is turned off, the lighthouse feels insignificant but soon learns that small can be mighty.

2008 photo by Jeremy D’Entremont

On Saturday, October 13, there will be public tours of the lighthouse, led by the Urban Park Rangers. The tours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be first come, first served.

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