Long Island Sights

Montauk Lighthouse

  • East end of Rte. 27 Map It
  • Montauk
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


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

Map It


631-668–2544; 631-668–3781

Sight Details:

  • Museum $9, parking $8
  • Park daily dawn–dusk; tower admission and gift shop hours vary throughout the year; call for details

Published 07/23/2015


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