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Long Island Sights

Fire Island Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

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The 168-foot-tall lighthouse—Long Island's tallest—marks the western tip of Fire Island. The black-and-white-striped beauty, built in 1858, replaced the original 1826 lighthouse which, at 74 feet tall, was deemed too short to be effective. Tours of the tower are offered; call for tour times and reservations. On clear days Manhattan skyscrapers are visible from the top of the lighthouse, a climb up 192 winding steps. To get to the lighthouse, park in Field 5 of Robert

Moses State Park (park on the lot's east side) and then walk ¾ mi following the marked trail.

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Sight Information


Off southern end of Robert Moses Causeway, Fire Island, New York, 11702, United States



Sight Details:

  • $6
  • Apr.–June, daily 9:30–4; July–Labor Day, daily 9:30–5; Sept.–Mar., weekends noon–4


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