School Groups

Call 631-661-4876

School groups are welcomed at the Fire Island Lighthouse weekday mornings during the school year. The program is designed to accommodate the fourth grade Common Core Curriculum guidelines. Group size is limited to a maximum of 50 students.

The program consists of three consecutive 45-minute segments, which include:

    1. Tower climb
    2. United States Life Saving Service (USLSS) lecture and demonstration
    3. Forces of Nature (Nature Walk, Lens Building and Boathouse)

Trained volunteers conduct the tower tour and USLSS portions of the program. Every effort will be made to provide a guide for the nature walk segment. Based on volunteer availability, occasionally teachers may be asked to conduct this segment with the use of the self-guiding trail tour, which we will provide.

The interpretive fee is $5.00 per student and chaperone.

Children can bring bag lunches, which can be eaten on the terrace, following the program.

The gift shop will be open at the end of the program. There is a selection of items suitable for students, ranging from $1 to $5. We encourage your support of the gift shop, which enables us to provide quality programs for a nominal fee.

This is a very popular program, which fills up quickly so please make your reservations as early as possible. For reservations and additional information call the Program Coordinator at 631-661-4876.

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Group Tours

Tour Group Operators

  • Bus and Boat Tours are welcome.
  • Group rates are available.
  • For information on scheduling a group tour please call (631) 661-4876.
Scout Groups

The 10AM Tower Tour on Saturdays and Sundays, may be reserved by scout groups, during the school year.

The program consists of a guided tour to the top of the Lighthouse (40 minutes).

  • A maximum of 15 people are permitted on the tower tour.
  • All climbers must be at least 42 inches tall.
  • There is a fee of $4.50 for all participants.
  • Reservations must be made in advance by calling 631-661-4876.