The Little Red Lighthouse, a small lighthouse located on the Hudson River, opens for free tours today from 1-4PM, meaning you'll have the chance to climb to the top and enjoy one of city's most beautiful views. The lighthouse was made famous by the 1942 children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge.
The Little Red Lighthouse stands on a small point called Jeffrey’s Hook at the base of the eastern pier of the George Washington Bridge, which connects the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey. The shoreline north and south of the lighthouse makes up Fort Washington Park. Access to the lighthouse is either via a steep footpath leading down from the north side of the bridge or, somewhat more easily, via the riverside promenade leading south to Riverside Park and Riverbank State Park.