NOTE: The Lighthouse Grounds, Museum and Gift Shop are open from 10:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday and from 10:30 to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday. (The Lighthouse Tower remains closed to the public because of our restoration project, but we hope to open it soon.  Please watch this space!)

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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.