You probably wouldn’t expect to see a lighthouse in Manhattan. Located underneath the George Washington Bridge overlooking the Hudson River is the Little Red Lighthouse. A historic and literary landmark it was made famous by the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.
Officially it is called the Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse. Erected in the 1880s it moved to its current site in 1921. The lighthouse is located in Washington Heights and open for tours from the spring to fall. To reach it take the A train to 181 Street. Walk west on 181st street toward the Hudson River to Fort Washington Park. Walk over the pedestrian bridge and follow the path into the park.