Montauk Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse, Scenic Lookout, and Park
2000 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954, United States
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–5:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–4:00 PM
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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.


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    Frances H.
    "Beautiful, even on a cloudy day!!"(2 Tips)
    NY Islanders
    "historic Montauk Lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington"(2 Tips)
    Anne L.
    "Be prepared to pony up $8 for parking, then $9/adult to visit here."(8 Tips)
    Steve C.
    "Walk down to the beach and up around the rocks."(3 Tips)
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  • Gordon M.

    $8 parking, $10 lighthouse admission. also check out the benches overlooking the Atlantic in the parking area.

    Gordon Mei · October 4
  • Kelly

    Great time in Montauk today. Never been here before and could not believe the view! The Lighthouse was really cool too. Such a fun day out!🌊🚣🏼☀️

    Kelly · August 20
  • Sandra B.

    Beautiful views. Watch out for the many aggressive, gigantic bees.

    Sandra Baez · June 13
  • Alyssa F.

    Romantic^100000 - you have to pay to get into the actual building and they don't allow heels to climb the tower, ladies!

    Alyssa Foote · December 1, 2014
  • Alyssa F.

    Romantic Romantic Romantic!

    Alyssa Foote · December 1, 2014
  • Abigail A.

    Don't pay for the lighthouse - just climb the rocks around it - save $9 and feel adventurous.

    Abigail Argersinger · October 21, 2014
  • Chet M.

    If you don't want to climb the lighthouse don't bother paying admission. You can walk around the fence along the rocks for free and get great views.

    Chet Mancini · October 20, 2014
  • Kelly A.

    All I have to say is...historical landmark...amazing..THE END (haha)

    Kelly A · October 3, 2014
  • Victor T.

    Took a much needed drive with my lady. Kid free weekend.

    Victor Trinidad Jr · September 27, 2014
  • James D.

    It is tight climbing up. Not for the claustrophobic

    James D · September 23, 2014
  • Siobhan B.

    Makes for gorgeous photographs. Many small motels to stay at near by.

    Siobhan Becker · September 18, 2014
  • Doug W.

    Go after 4pm for free parking and sunset views.

    Doug Wampler · September 3, 2014
  • Robin C.

    Beautiful view.

    Robin Colman · August 28, 2014
  • Jason

    George Washington commissioned this lighthouse! Go to the top for a view. 133 stairs

    Jason · August 27, 2014
  • Steve C.

    The best part of this beautiful place is outside the lighthouse, not in. Walk down to the beach and up around the rocks. Stay away from the tick grass.

    Steve Coleman · August 21, 2014
  • Jeff P.

    <3 if Brand New brought you here.

    Jeff Petriello · August 19, 2014
  • Joshua L.

    $9 to park the car and another $8 pp to go up to the lighthouse. Worst cafe on the planet. Skippable.

    Joshua Libling · August 8, 2014
  • Tim R.

    Even on a cloudy day.....

    Tim Russo · August 3, 2014
  • Guri V.

    Rather than paying the $9 entrance fee to go in to the lighthouse, walk down the trail to the left for free and enjoy the beautiful views of the lighthouse from the beach

    Guri Venstad · June 16, 2014
  • Kristi T.

    Climb the tower

    Kristi T. · May 27, 2014
  • Justin W.

    Have to see the Xmas lights! Have Santa there for the lighting of the building.

    Justin Williams · December 1, 2013
  • Jennifer B.

    Military personnel are free this weekend. Awesome!

    Jennifer Burke · November 10, 2013
  • Zachary S.

    Saved $8.00 on parking by going on a weekday...

    Zachary Stephen · October 28, 2013
  • Liz O.

    Cash only parking & gift shop

    Liz O · September 17, 2013
  • Frances H.

    Beautiful, even on a cloudy day!!

    Frances Hoyt · August 18, 2013
  • Anil R.

    Empire State Pass means you don't have to pay for parking.

    Anil Ramchand · July 7, 2013
  • ToryBurch

    Be sure to check out this incredible lighthouse and Museum. If you're not afraid of heights make the climb to the top for the best view in town.

    ToryBurch · June 20, 2013
  • Katie K.

    Take your beer down to the water for some frolicking :)

    Katie Kupkakes · May 20, 2013
  • Emil H.

    Minimum height to climb the lighthouse is 41"

    Emil H · May 19, 2013
  • Duane S.

    Pay the 9 dollars plus parking you cheap bastards. It's beautiful!!!!

    Duane Spearman Jr · March 24, 2013
  • Tom O.

    Great place

    Tom O'Reilly · October 1, 2012
  • Aleks K.

    Come watch the sunrise on this, the eastern tip of Long Island.

    Aleks Kozak · September 1, 2012
  • Scott J.

    Spending the day w/the Family in #StrongIsland. Best to wear a Baseball Cap - very windy! "Whew"

    Scott Jough · August 28, 2012
  • Julie

    Prepare to wait in the sun and possibly melt.

    Julie · August 28, 2012
  • Anne L.

    Be prepared to pony up $8 for parking, then $9/adult to visit here.

    Anne Lac · August 15, 2012
  • Becki M.

    So beautiful here in the Summer, but I think the Fall would even be better!

    Becki Mazauskas · July 30, 2012
  • Anna P.

    Take a picture! It's gorgeous.

    Anna Pizarro · May 28, 2012
  • NY Islanders

    The historic Montauk Lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington and is open to the public. There's golf, spectacular state parks, great restaurants and much more in Montauk.

    NY Islanders · October 21, 2011
  • Erik M.

    Run out here (and back) from your beach house - incredibly challenging & rewarding run

    Erik Michielsen · August 7, 2011
  • Deana S.

    Beautiful view oldest lighthouse in the country

    Deana Spinelli · July 10, 2011
  • Kat S.

    you can call them ahead to make sure it's clear out...sometimes fog rolls in and will spoil the view.

    Kat Sederquist · July 6, 2011
  • Shannon D.

    One of the prettiest sights in the world

    Shannon D · June 19, 2011
  • Local Knit

    Check out authentic Montauk tees, online, at Read more

    Local Knit · May 16, 2011
  • Jeremy R.

    Great place to go Geocaching. That's right, hidden treasure right under your nose. Go to and join the hunt.

    Jeremy Ryan · February 28, 2011
  • vanessa marie

    Check out the WWII bunker that fell over into the water on the South side of the lighthouse.

    vanessa marie · September 20, 2010
  • Joe G.

    Take a camera

    Joe Giardina · August 28, 2010
  • Suresh A.

    Awesome place.

    Suresh Amatya · August 19, 2010
  • Penelope L.

    GET READY TO CLIMB STAIRS!Make it to the top and scream "I'm the king of the world!!"

    Penelope LuQuita · June 9, 2010
  • neto

    Definitely go up to the beacon, best view around

    neto · May 29, 2010
  • Wesley M.

    Explore the Lighthouse grounds.

    Wesley Mason · April 7, 2010

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