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Montauk Point Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 50 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.
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Interesting things to learn. Liked going down to the shore. LI display gave great persepective. Had a nice day out.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I love the lighthouse, but you have to pay $8 to park, no matter what time of the year it now seems, and then you cant even get up to look at the lighthouse without paying another $8 per person. To me that's a little ridiculous. I remember being a kid and playing on the hill without having to pay admission for it. I understand it costs money for upkeep, but this just seems a bit excessive, especially as we had two cars and eight people, half of whom were from out of the country and excited to see the lighthouse up close. Definitely disappointing.

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This amazing lighthouse has been lovingly restored and is a wonderful stop on a trip to Montauk, NY. Montauk is at the far tip of Long Island and this lighthouse was begun in 1792 under the orders of George Washington.It is a National Historic Landmark. The lighthouse has amazing views of Long Island and the coastlines of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Often there are historic reenactments during summer weekends and during the winter, walking tours are often led to see the seals that winter amongst the rocks at the shoreline.

It is rumored that Capt. Kidd buried treasure at the base of the lighthouse and also on Gardner's Island nearby.

Be sure to take a look at the exhibits and to take the stairs to the top. The climb is definitely worth it! The views are amazing!!! You can picnic on the grounds or purchase food nearby. The parking is expensive but you could really make a day of your visit exploring the many hiking trails and walking the coastline. It is absolutely pristine and you may see many painters, photographers and birders on your trip.

Thank montauk1
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Montauk Lighthouse is a deceptively long drive out of Montauk and we didn't think it was worth it. I think it would suit people who want to hike around the area and spend time having a picnic but it was $8 just to park and then a further high entrance fee to get into the lighthouse per person. We only spent a few minutes there and then went back to Montauk. We did find a nice farmer's market in Montauk - Thursday morning - lots of lovely fruit and veg and nice food to take on a picnic. We had our picnic near Amangasett instead.

Thank LAW64
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to the beautiful, picturesque views from the "bandstand" area and much help from coordinator Tricia Woods.

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