Visit this stunning national historical landmark on the tip of Long Island.
Open since 1796, Montauk Lighthouse features awesome views of Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Guests who visit will enter the lightkeeper's house, which has since been turned into a museum. There are important documents on display inside the parlor, which Thomas Jefferson and George Washington signed. There are also models of the lighthouse and several artifacts inside the museum. Head straight back from the entrance to enter the oil room and gain access to the lighthouse tower. There are 128 steps to reach the top, where you can walk on the deck and see the lantern room.
This historic lighthouse and museum are open daily (weather permitting). Hours are Monday - Friday from 10:30 am to 5 pm, and Saturday - Sunday from 10:30 am to 7 pm. Parking is found across the street from the lighthouse, and there is an extra fee if you arrive between 8 am and 4 pm. Admission to the lighthouse is sold up until 30 minutes before closing. If you love sightseeing, the historic Montauk Lighthouse will be well worth your time.