Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society

Experience Fire Island’s natural beauty and Maritime History. 

Discover the sights, sounds, and scents of our barrier island. Explore the nature trails, the bay, and ocean that surround the Fire Island Lighthouse.   A symbol of the rich nautical tradition and Long Island’s exciting history.  A trip to the lighthouse, its Keeper’s Quarters and exhibit center will give you a unique opportunity to experience this history.

Discover the demanding life led by the Lighthouse Keepers.  Photos and displays tell of the rigors of life at the Fire Island Lighthouse.  Learn how a concerned group of Long Islanders, eager to preserve this stately example of maritime history, raised the funds needed to restore this important historic site.

Take the 182 step tour of the tower.  See the magnificent panoramic view of the ocean, Fire Island, the bays and Long Island to the north and on a clear day the skyline of New York City. View two floors of interactive exhibits in the Keeper’s Quarters.   Visit the new Lens Building to view the First Order Fresnel Lens that was up in the tower from 1858 to 1933 on display in the adjoining Lens building.  Take a walk to the Boathouse and examine an authentic Surf Boat and equipment used by the United States Lifesaving Service.

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