NOTE: The Lighthouse grounds, Museum, and Gift Shop will be open Friday-Monday from 10:30-4:30 until the end of this month. Masks are required inside the museum.  We are sorry, but the tower remains closed due to Covid restrictions.



Welcome to the Montauk Point Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in New York State. The Lighthouse was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796 and was completed on November 5, 1796. This National Historic Landmark has been part of Long Island’s land and seascape for over 200 years and still serves as an active aid to navigation.