Long Island Light House
- Montauk Point Lighthouse
In beautiful Montauk, Long Island, discover a stunning historic landmark that serves as a maritime relic of the area’s heritage. The Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in New York State, and remains an active fixture in sea navigation. Hyatt Regency Long Island visitors can tour the over 200-year-old structure, or attend one of the annual events and celebrations featured at this picturesque seaside landmark.
- History of the Montauk Point Lighthouse
The Montauk Point Lighthouse was authorized in 1792, with construction of the sandstone block structure completed in November 1796. The lighthouse is considered the first lighthouse in New York State. In 2012 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. Today, the lighthouse draws hundreds of visitors each year to tour its historic grounds or attend one of the many spectacular weddings set in this picturesque wonder.
- Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum
Head to the Keeper’s house and step back in time. The lighthouse museum tour lets visitors explore the oil rooms, parlor, lighthouse keeper’s and assistance’s bedroom, and other lighthouse’s facilities. In the parlor, documents, artifacts, and photographs abound. Don’t miss “The Montauk Lighthouse, Sentinel of Long Island,” video in the South Basement, or climb the 137 iron steps to the watch deck.
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