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Montauk Point Lighthouse

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Address: 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Phone Number: 631-668-2544
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Description: Located on the tip of Long Island, the oldest lighthouse in New York State...
Located on the tip of Long Island, the oldest lighthouse in New York State offers a museum, gift shop and tours.
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great place

Even though I visited the lighthouse on winter, while it was snowing,I can say that is worth the trip to the end of the island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Even though I visited the lighthouse on winter, while it was snowing,I can say that is worth the trip to the end of the island.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was out on Long Island for work for a month and decided to take a day off and drive out to Montauk and explore the eastern tip of the island. I was disappointed to find that the lighthouse charges for parking and again for access. While I understand the need for maintenance and programs, I found the price to... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in NY state (200+ years) and has been declared a National Landmark. It is located at the very tip of southern Long Island. For a fee, you can climb the 137 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a great view of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Block Island on a clear day.... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

definitely worth the 10 minute drive. There is actually a lot to do around the area if you like to hike and explore.

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California
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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were there in September, and it was cold, rainy and windy. We still enjoyed ourselves :) Easy parking across the street. Absolutely gorgeous setting, with views from every angle. We loved watching the fishermen on the rocks. You can buy a ticket that allows you to climb all the way up to the very top, which I would highly... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I loved the rock climbing around the lighthouse, fantastic views, interesting history and a lovely walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The areas at the base of the lighthouse had lots of educational historical informational informational and artifacts on display. The trek to the top of the lighthouse on the narrow stairwel can be physically challenging to some visitors. The line for this can be long and extend all the way outside the building where it can be very hot. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We like the area for birding. We are alarmed at the over-development of the area in Montauk and adjacent areas. The natural habitats are disappearing

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sweden
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

it was a nice trip to the lighthouse, nice sights and something to learn on history. the parking is pricy for a short visit but for the whole day is ok. we came very late and had to pay the day rate. would be nice if they told us that in 10 min the parking would be free of charge... More 

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The Holy City of Massapequa, NY
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Easy access, easy parking, nice museum, great bang for the buck, BUT 130 something steps to the top. Worth it if you like stairs!

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