Montauk Museums

The Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum is a “must do” stop on any visit to Montauk. Lovely Second House Museum sits at the entrance to town.

Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum


Located adjacent to the Montauk Point State Park, the museum showcases the seafaring history of the Lighthouse and offers guided tours. The Montauk Historical Society owns and operates the museum, visitor center, gift shop, and the grounds. Climb 137 steps to the deck for spectacular views of the ocean. The museum and the Gilmartin Galleries display historic documents and offers guided tours. Open daily May 3 through Columbus Day, call for off-season times. Group, wedding, and school tours year round with advanced reservations. Fee: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, and $4 Children up to 12 years old and at least 41” tall; Children under 41” free, but they can’t go up the tower. New York State Parking fee: $8 day. 

Second House Museum


First House is long gone, but like Third House, Second House is a 1700’s farmhouse once built for the East Hampton shepherds and now a museum. The land features a beautiful rose and herb garden which you can visit. Open daily in season except Wednesday from 10am-4pm. Second House hosts numerous events throughout the year. 

Montauk Indian Museum 631.903.9603

The Montauk Indian Museum, under the care of the Montauk Historical Society, is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history and culture of the Montauk Indian. Through beautiful exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, and events, the museum brings the story of the original inhabitants to the public. The Montauk Indian Museum offers visitors a place for reflection about how indigenous people lived through millenia, in harmony with nature as they walked lightly on the land.