NOTE: The Lighthouse Grounds, Museum and Gift Shop are now open 7 days a week, from 10:30 to 4:30 through May 23, weather permitting. Hours will lengthen as the summer progresses. (The Lighthouse Tower remains closed to the public because of Covid restrictions. Watch this space for any changes.)
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.
The Montauk Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of the property’s national significance in the history of the United States on March 2, 2012 by the Secretary of the Interior. This celebrated site frequently plays host to wedding ceremonies and other special events.
For information and reservation please call toll free number 1-888-MTK-POINT or 631-668-2544.
Group and school tours (20 or more) to the lighthouse museum should be booked in advance. Please contact the museum office at 631-668-2544 to schedule.
For groups of fewer than 20 people, regular admission rates apply.
For groups of 20 or more:
Adults | Seniors $8