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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The Restoration of the Montauk Point Lighthouse
Publication: The Beacon
By George Abbale

“New mortar similar to the original historic mortar is being installed in the mortar joints. This will allow the Lighthouse to release moisture vapor and to allow thermal movement that was required in the original historic design.”

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Second House’s Second Phase
Publication: The Beacon
By Mia Certic
Summer 2021

Second House has stood at the western edge of our hamlet since 1797, welcoming visitors to Montauk. Over the years, it endured multiple additions, renovations.

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Project Starts to Rebuild Montauk Point Revetment
Publication: East Hampton Press
By  Bryan Boyhan
April 20, 2021

“This was the first time the government had made any effort to protect the bluff and lighthouse since the lighthouse was built in 1796, under the order of President George Washington, and which was considered an important investment to help guide ships for commerce into New York harbor at the infancy of the new nation.”

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Montauk Lighthouse Work Begins
Publication: The East Hampton Star
By Christine Sampson
April 8, 2021

A $30.7 million plan to protect the Montauk Lighthouse from shoreline erosion has officially begun.

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Montauk Lighthouse Bulwark Repair to Begin at Last
Publication: The East Hampton Star
By Christopher Walsh
January 21, 2021

A long-planned project to protect the Montauk Lighthouse and its outbuildings from shoreline erosion moved toward fruition last Thursday.

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Tower Redo Nixes Montauk Lighthouse Holiday Lighting
Publication: The East Hampton Star
By Christine Sampson
November 25, 2020

Each year for the past 12 years, the Montauk Historical Society flipped the switch on thousands and thousands of lights strung up at the iconic Lighthouse on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. A local community hero would be honored, there would be hot chocolate for all, and there would be a visit from a certain jolly old man in a red suit, who would wave to the crowd from atop the Lighthouse tower…

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Preserving the Past
Publication: The Beacon
By Staff Writer
Summer 2020

The renovation of the Montauk Point Lighthouse is in the capable hands of Installation Specialties Group (ISG), a family-owned construction company that has been around for more than 30 years and has done many projects involving restoration and preservation of historic structures. Among their projects are the Little Red School House in New York City (built 1921), the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center (built 1919), and the Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays (built 1923).

PRESERVING THE PAST

History Walking Tour
Montauk Point Lighthouse
Summer 2020

PLEASE OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE ENJOYING THE GROUNDS!

For your enjoyment we have provided signage that corresponds to this written guide. You may start your tour from any point of reference.

WALKING TOUR

Centenarian Recalls Living At The Montauk Lighthouse As A Girl
Publication: 27 East
By Staff Writer
October 4, 2019

Living in a lighthouse was fun for me, but it took some adjustments for us all. We had no amenities — no electricity, no indoor plumbing, no central heat, and…

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Multimillion-dollar project will repair Montauk Lighthouse, fortify nearby shoreline
Publication: Newsday
By Vera Chinese
August 27, 2019

The Montauk Lighthouse has stood tall at the Island’s eastern tip for more than 200 years, and now two projects will ensure the National Historic Landmark stays there…

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Lighthouse Renovation Underway, But Funds Are Needed
Publication: The East Hampton Press
By Staff Writer
July 29, 2019

Nick Racanelli, a member of the Montauk Lighthouse Committee who also owns a construction company, unlatched the front gate on Friday morning and walked up to the lighthouse to examine cracks and bulges on the exterior of the nearly 111-foot-tall building…

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Montauk Lighthouse Tower Gets a Makeover
Publication: The East Hampton Star
By Carissa Katz
July 25, 2019

Visitors to the Montauk Lighthouse may not notice it yet, but a tower restoration expected to cost just shy of $1.1 million is in its early stages this summer…

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Secrets of the Montauk Lighthouse
Publication: Newsday
By Tara Conry
March 31, 2019

At the very end of Long Island stands a lighthouse that has served as a symbol of the region and a sentinel for ships since 1796…

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