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“The Montauk Lighthouse makes for fine photos and walks.”

Montauk Point Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Montauk
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Owner description: Located on the tip of Long Island, the oldest lighthouse in New York State offers a museum, gift shop and tours.
freeport NY
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“The Montauk Lighthouse makes for fine photos and walks.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Been here many, many times in my life. Just this summer we returned again. There's a fee for parking but worth it. Be prepared for a full day of relaxing and learning. There's a fee for going into the lighthouse. I have done it once and the view from above is heavenly. It was our first president George Washington who commissioned this lighthouse in the late 1700s. Much of the shopre has been claimed by the sea but in recent years there have been supporting suppliments to help keep erosion factor to a minimum.

There's a small beach restaurant with OK fare. Nothing great. The walks along the rocky coast are wonderful on a nice day.

Very important. in that same area is Camp hero, another State Park that has an interesting history being a secret place for our govenment during wwII and the cold war. It's right there, but easy to miss. Ask the toll guy about it and for two for better rates.

Visited June 2012
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Groton, Connecticut
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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

The lighthouse is beautiful to see and make sure you listen to the tour guide and ask questions. Climbing to the top is cool...but you only have a little spot to go outside.

Visited September 2012
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Holbrook, New York
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“Lighthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Beautiful views! Very nice trip to Montauk! If you are going there definately check out the Lighthouse

Visited September 2012
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New Jersey
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

It cost $8 to visit the lighthouse. The museum is very nice, but after climbing to the top, we were not allowed to go on the catwalk. It's blocked off, so you can only peek out.

Visited September 2012
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Historic Site- But Pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Having paid both for parking and then admission, it was quite pricey but the displays were interesting and informative. Great views from the top, but are limited with visitor numbers.

Visited August 2012
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