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Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum, Montauk

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Visit Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum to stroll the coastal landscape and take in the views. The first lighthouse built in New York, it's in the state park bearing the same name. Start at the Conway Visitor Center at the base of Turtle Hill, just below the lighthouse and keeper's quarters. Here you'll learn about the construction of the lighthouse and its role in maritime safety over the years. Your ticket allows you to climb the tower and tour the keeper's quarters. Plan to see Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Montauk tourist route planner.
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  • It could be said that so far one of my favorite places is at the end of the world, personally enjoyed it even more in winter. All the love for Montauk ❤️
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  • An idyllic spot. Take a walk around the rocks on the point, watch the fishermen angling for stripers, enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean, sit on a bench overlooking the beach, climb the steps to...  more »
  • It's a nice drive from the shops in Montauk out to the lighthouse. Beautiful outlook from the top of the lighthouse (just remember - no heels!) 
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  • Great views and history. They have a gift shop down at the beggining and a museum detailing the history of the lighthouse for the past couple hundred years in the lighthouse. Its interesting to see how the beach is so much closer to the lighthouse now because of the rising sea level/coast erosion. You can also walk up to the top of the lighthouse and look out. It's a very beautiful place.
  • This is a simply gorgeous location, with the lighthouse an added bonus. Park for $8, or free after 4 pm. You must also pay extra to enter the lighthouse grounds, which includes a very nice museum and the 130 narrow, steep steps up to the top. The view is a stunning expanse of beach cliffs, sky and ocean, and worth each step! I love this place, it's a must-see in Montauk. If you can, go during "lighthouse days," a special weekend usually in August where they include historical reenactments and a craft fair.
  • $8 to park and $10 to get into the museam. This is not a double charge - the parking lot is run by the state and the museam is a non-profit organization. Do not skimp on the museam. It's fabulous. Go on a weekday. Crowd is not bad, you can look at all the exhibits and climb to the top of the lighthouse. Friendly, local staff. I highly recommend this.
  • What are you up for today? Fishing! Going to the beach! Tour of the lighthouse! Visiting wildlife conservation full of animals and birds! All while being few minutes way from a town full of restaurants, more beaches, expressive yachts and amazing views. I'm going back again this week. :)
  • Awesome views. Be sure to go around the rocky portion of the lighthouse. Come at night for spectacular sky views.