Being on Long Island we are surrounded by water and have numerous lighthouses located around the island.
Being National Lighthouse Day, why not take the family on a day trip to visit one of our Long Island Lighthouses. The history is amazing and the views are breathtaking.
Montauk Point Lighthouse Picture taken from Wikipedia
Located at the easternmost point of Long Island in the town of East Hampton the Montauk Point Lighthouse towers 110ft high, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is noted as the first lighthouse built within the state of New York and the fourth oldest lighthouse in the United States.
2000 Montauk Highway , Montauk 11954 Phone: 1-888-MTK-POINT
The Fire Island Lighthouse picture taken from Wikipedia
The Fire Island Lighthouse stands tall at an astounding 168 feet and was repainted from it’s original red brick and creamy yellow to alternating black and white bands in 1891. It proudly guarded Long Island’s southern shore since its construction in 1958. It’s a steep climb up the lighthouse’s tower (flat footwear is suggested) but those 156 iron steps will be worth the view atop Long Island’s tallest lighthouse.
4640 Captree Island Captree Island 11702 Phone: 631-661-4876
Huntington Harbor Lighthouse picture taken from Long Island Lighthouses.com
Located at the entrance to both Huntington and Lloyd Harbors the Huntington Lighthouse is a working beacon which is surrounded by water and accessible by guided tour boats only. The Beaux Arts structure is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2012. The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS) offers guided tours during the months of June, July, August and September.
324 W Shore Road Huntington, NY 11749 Phone: 631-421-1985
Horton Point Lighthouse photo taken from Lighthouse Friends.com
The lighthouse grounds are open daily between 8 a.m. and dusk, however, the museum inside the lighthouse is only open on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Memorial Day and Columbus Day.
Lighthouse Road Southold, NY 11971 Phone: 631 765-5500
Other lighthouses include: Cedar Point Lighthouse, Execution Rocks Lighthouse, Latimer Reef Lighthouse, Plum Island Lighthouse, Cold Spring Harbor Lighthouse, Little Gull Island Lighthouse, North Dumpling Lighthouse, Race Rock Lighthouse
* Look up all the lighthouses before trying to visit since they have limited access for viewing or are not open to the public *
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2 thoughts on “Lighthouse Day”
I love lighthouses! When we go anywhere where there are lighthouses I make my family go and see them. I lived reading all about yours and the great pictures. Thanks!