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Horton Point Lighthouse

Horton Point Lighthouse was constructed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1857.  It is one of eight historic lighthouses located in Southold Township. The tower and adjoining keeper's residence are built on the "Cliff Lot" of Barnabas Horton's original 1640 land grant.

The tower is 58 feet tall and once held a 3rd order Fresnel lens.  The lighthouse was managed by several people during its history until its automation in 1933. 


In a 1990 restoration project, the tower was repaired internally and externally, reopened, and relit.  At that time, the lower level of the Keeper's House was converted into Southold Historical Museum's Nautical Museum.  The Lighthouse is listed on both the State & National Registers of Historic Places.

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Take a quick video tour of the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse Hours

Saturday & Sunday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Memorial Day weekend through mid-September

3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold, NY 11971


Admission to the Lighthouse is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Includes the Nautical Museum and the Maple Lane Complex at 55200 Main Rd., Southold!


NOTE: Parking at Horton Point Lighthouse is available in the Southold Park District’s lot for a $5 fee (if not a Park District resident). Street parking is by Southold Town Permit only. 

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