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Long Island Sights

Montauk Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

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The Montauk Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse still in operation in the state and a well-known Long Island landmark, is perched solidly on a bluff in Montauk Point State Park. President George Washington signed an order to build the lighthouse in 1792. Climb the 137 iron steps to the top for spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and, to the northeast, Block Island, or take a moment to ponder the touching memorial to local fishermen lost at sea. The museum, in the former

lightkeeper's quarters, displays a wealth of photos and artifacts.

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Sight Information


East end of Rte. 27, Montauk, New York, 11954, United States


631-668–2544; 631-668–3781

Sight Details:

  • Parking $8
  • Park daily dawn–dusk. Lighthouse Mar.–late May and mid-Oct.–Nov., weekends 10:30–4:30; late May–early Sept., daily 10:30–5:30; early Sept.–mid-Oct., weekdays 10:30–4:30, weekends 10:30–5


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