The LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM, GROUNDS, VIRTUAL AQUARIUM AND GIFT SHOP are OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM EXCEPT: SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd and SATURDAY AUGUST 10th, when the LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY, and the GIFT SHOP will be OPEN FROM 10:30 AM - 3 PM. The MONTAUK INDIAN MUSEUM is currently CLOSED. Please watch our website for updates!
Montauk Historical Society

The Montauk Historical Society is a privately funded, non-profit organization. Our purpose is to collect, restore, preserve and display historically significant buildings, objects, and writings, and to preserve the history and cultures of Montauk and the East End for this and future generations.

Over the years since its founding in 1962, MHS has grown and flourished. Currently, our historical society oversees four properties: the Montauk Point Lighthouse, the Second House Museum, the Indian Museum and the Carl Fisher House. 

Please explore our website to learn more about what we do.


  • Teddy at the Lighthouse
    Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt visited the Montauk Point Lighthouse? Well he did — and he signed the visitors’ book to prove it, back …
  • A Beacon Of Hope
    February 22, 2024 By Sister Rain In the last couple of years, my husband and I have returned to exploring the country after a decade …
  • Montauk lighthouse reusing 1902 Fresnel lens after restoration
    A lens manufactured in France in 1902 is shining high atop Montauk Point Lighthouse once again. Earlier this month the U.S. Coast Guard relit the …

Beacon of Hope 5K

Montauk Point Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

Support two local women’s cancer organizations by participating in the Beacon of Hope: a 5k run/walk through Camp Hero finishing at the historic Montauk Point …

Leisurama Exhibition Opening Party

Carl Fisher House 44 Foxboro Rd, Montauk, United States

Please join us at a party to celebrate the opening of our Leisurama Exhibition!  Enjoy some mid-century-themed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, as you groove to …

Event Series Leisurama!

Leisurama Exhibition!

Carl Fisher House 44 Foxboro Rd, Montauk, United States

Take a step back into 1965 at the Carl Fisher House this summer!  From June 30th through Labor Day, visit us to find out all …

Up-Cycle Art with Laura O’Shaughnessy Swan

Montauk Point Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

Join us at the Oceans Institute with Laura O’Shaughnessy-Swan as she guides you in creating a unique, beautiful piece of repurposed art!  You will learn …

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Up-Cycle Art with Laura O’Shaughnessy Swan

Montauk Point Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

Join us at the Oceans Institute with Laura O’Shaughnessy-Swan as she guides you in creating a unique, beautiful piece of repurposed art!  You will learn …

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Cruising the Island: Long Island’s Maritime Heritage

Montauk Point Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

We can’t ignore the fact that Long Island is an island and is forever being influenced by the waters surrounding us.  The waters have helped to …

Pine Barrens and the Natural History of Long Island

Montauk Point Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

The ecologically diverse Long Island Pine Barrens region provides a habitat for a large number of rare and endangered species, but faces challenges associated with …

Quogue Wildlife Refuge: Birds of Prey

Montauk Point Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

Meet our friends from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge at the Montauk Point Lighthouse! Get up close and personal with Birds of Prey at noon and …

Montauk Point Lighthouse Triathlon

Montauk Point Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

One of the best finish lines around! Swim a 1/2 mile starting at Gin Beach. Bike 14 miles through Montauk and around Gosman’s Dock finishing …

Hampton Flea and Vintage at Second House

Second House Museum 12 2nd House Road, Montauk, NY, United States

Browse through the market, offering a wide range of treasures from vintage clothing, to up-cycled furniture, to hand-crafted goods. Check out Hampton Vintage's Instagram at …

Crabby Adventures: Jonah’s Journey Under the Sea

Montauk Point Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

Meet the Jonah crab species, a lesser-known crustacean and learn about overfishing and climatic changes' impact on fisheries. Attend AJ Mabaka's lecture explaining his research …