“new york's first light house”
The Montauk Point Light is a lighthouse located in Montauk Point State Park at the easternmost point of Long Island, in the Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York. The lighthouse was the first to be built within the state of New York, and is currently the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States.
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 beautiful historic site plays frequent host to wedding ceremonies and other special events. Group and school tours (20 or more) are available on a year round basis at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum
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Montauk Lighthouse Museum
- Mon - Fri: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Sat: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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