The LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM, GROUNDS AND GIFT SHOP are open DAILY from 10:30am to 4:30pm. The OCEANS INSTITUTE, with its amazing INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL AQUARIUM, is now OPEN. The INDIAN MUSEUM is currently CLOSED; please watch this space for a reopening date.
Montauk Historical Society

On September 1, 1951, the F/V Pelican capsized off Montauk Point and 45 of the 64 people on board were lost. This year the Montauk Historical Society held its third annual commemoration of that tragic day. Our ultimate aim is to create a permanent memorial to those who went fishing that day, and never came home.


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.



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