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Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical Museum

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Lighthouse Park, Southold, NY 11971
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+1 631-765-5500
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Sat - Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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Visit the 1857 lighthouse and its accompanying museum that offers a unique...

Visit the 1857 lighthouse and its accompanying museum that offers a unique collection of marine artifacts such as sea chests, paintings, maps, scrimshaw and photographs.

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Great spot with history and beautiful views

The Horton's Point Light is a wonderful site. The museum is simple but authentic and the docents are friendly and welcoming. They are Southold people who will show you around the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Southold
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Horton's Point Light is a wonderful site. The museum is simple but authentic and the docents are friendly and welcoming. They are Southold people who will show you around the lighthouse with the kind of hospitality that is almost nonexistent since the 1940's. I went with a friend from Chile and he was amazed at the view, the friendship... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Well kept grounds and an interesting part of the historic NOFO. It makes for a nice excursion. There are even pick nick benches. One can climb stairs down to the sound.

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wayne, nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

And so it was a rainy day and this was on my list of things to see as I chase light houses where ever my wife and I travel. Beautiful historic lighthouse run by volunteers. And we got to go to the top and met a wonderful couple that volunteers. And it all happened on a rainy day. Who would... More 

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Thank angelhair111162
Southold, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Horton Point Lighthouse is a North Fork gem well worth searching out. This restored historical structure sits on a high bluff on the Long Island Sound. From the lighthouse tower Connecticut is clearly in view, and one can see for miles both east and west. The museum inside the building has some very interesting and rare items, and the... More 

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1 Thank EasternWillotts
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

100% recommend it! Amazing view, historical lighthouse and wonderful place. Great time, place to visit. Love it!

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West Islip
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Old lighthouse is now a museum. Picnic area with great views of the Long Island Sound out to Connecticut. You can even walk down the steps if your bold to the beach below.

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1 Thank Robin L
Long Valley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We drove into the parking lot, and paid $5 to park. The Lighthouse was supposed to open at 11:30. Never happened. When we left, I asked for our money back. The attendant said "didn't I tell you it wasn't going to open?" No he didn't. We got our $5 back.

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1 Thank Ron181
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

$10 per family gets you a pass to multiple historical spots in Southport. View from the lighthouse was spectacular. Volunteers working were friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our visit very much!

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Pomfret, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Not impressed. $5 to park and they never said the museum was not open. We should have checked the hours before visiting. Beautiful view. Interesting story about the anchor outside the lighthouse.

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Benigno G, Guest Relations Manager at Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry that you couldn't visit the Nautical Museum and climb the tower of the Horton Point Lighthouse. We are open Sat and Sun 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. You can also check our schedule of events at www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org. More 

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Bicycled there; nice grounds and view. You can picnic, take a nature walk, or go down to the beach. Also climbed lighthouse and got informative tour.

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