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Horton Point Lighthouse Nautical Museum

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Easy climb to top of lighthouse, with volunteers who really know there facts!

Gates open at 11am, however, the lighthouse itself opens at 11:30am. Very informative volunteers... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2019
PG A
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Long Island, New York
So much history!

I have visited the lighthouse on several occasions with friends, family as well as alone. It never... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2019
Angelina M
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Southold, New York
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Visit the 1857 lighthouse and its accompanying museum that offers a unique collection of marine artifacts such as sea chests, paintings, maps, scrimshaw and photographs. Southold Historical Society volunteers are on hand to share their knowledge and...more
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Lighthouse Road, Lighthouse Park, Southold, NY 11971
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Reviewed August 27, 2019

Gates open at 11am, however, the lighthouse itself opens at 11:30am. Very informative volunteers who had an answer to all our questions. Spent about an hour, beautiful views!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank PG A
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

I have visited the lighthouse on several occasions with friends, family as well as alone. It never ceases to amaze me and the view of the sound is breathtaking. So much history to be learned. A must-see on the North Fork.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Angelina M
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I love this hidden gem. Beautiful views of the long island sound with stops down to the rocky beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Well kept lighthouse with incredible views of the Long Island Sound. Nice climb up and down the steps to the rocky beach. Great place to have lunch in the summer.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Wallysfood
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Horton's Point Lighthouse adds to a great day trip to the North Fork. There is a small museum with exhibits of marine and nautical objects, paintings, and documents. There is also a small collection of furnishings and tools (ie; sextant, spyglass). It's an easy climb...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Benigno G, Guest Relations Manager at Horton Point Lighthouse Nautical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for your visit. We are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

A must see if in Southold. Also a beautiful spot for a picnic on the lawn overlooking the sound. And a very romantic spot as well down the steps on the beach, Amazing sunsets. There's no better place to be in the summer then the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Camelot F
Benigno G, Public Relations Manager at Horton Point Lighthouse Nautical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for visiting Horton Point!

Reviewed August 30, 2018

A place worth visiting. Take a picnic or barbecue (pits available along picnic tables). Staff is super friendly; awesome view of Long Island Sound from grounds and tower. Great walk down by the water. Museum has some very old nautical pieces and history.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sonim326
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I came here with my parents on a rainy/overcast afternoon. The volunteers are friendly and the small museum located on the main level is very informative and fun to explore. After we explored the museum, we headed up three flights to the top of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 619erins
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Aside from what seems to be rather a rather overly aggressive attempt to raise money from "donations" - $5 for parking plus $5 each for entry plus $1 for a bottle of water - this is a very interesting place to visit with knowledgeable volunteers,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank PattiM-S
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Understandable that it's not open often because they use volunteers. However, the grounds are beautiful, and people should be able to visit when the lighthouse is closed. No other place to park, because parking in the street results in a ticket even if you park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dave19508
Benigno G, Public Relations Manager at Horton Point Lighthouse Nautical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately the parking is not managed by the lighthouse but the Southold Park District. We will share this note with them.

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Sunshine03131762167
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Response from Wallysfood | Reviewed this property |
I've never had any problem going down to the beach and I've been to the LH half a dozen times...different times of the year too. Grumpy attendant???
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$5 per person or $10 for a family
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