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 Len’s 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. 

Contact us

For general information or to reserve for a program call (631) 661-4876

Our mailing address is:

4640 Captree Island
Captree Island, New York 11702

Our email address is: 


The FILPS office is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4 pm. 
Call 631-321-7028


January and February
Weekends 11 am to 4 pm
Weekdays 10am to 4 pm
Tower closes one hour before closing

March through June
9:30 am to 5 pm daily
Tower closes one hour before closing
(Call for Tower availability on weekdays due to school groups)

July to Labor Day
9:30 am to 6 pm daily
Tower closes one hour before closing
(Call for Tower availability on weekdays due to school groups)

Labor Day through December
9:30 am to 4 pm daily
Tower closes one hour before closing
(Call for Tower availability on weekdays due to school groups)

Tower Tours HOURS

  • Lighthouse tower tours available until 1 hour before closing
  • During the school year, weekday tower tours are available in the
    afternoon based on volunteer availability.
  • Flat footwear suggested
  • Children must be 42" tall
  • Fee:
    • Adults $8
    • Seniors $4 (65 & Older)
    • Active Military Personnel- FREE
    • Veterans $4
    • Child $4 (12 & under)
    • Members $2

Unique Tower Tours

  • Special tours can be arranged for your group, including sunset tours. Call us at 631-661-4876 to discuss your needs, reservations and the availability of any tour you would like.
  • A minimum fee of $200 is needed to arrange a tour of up to ten individuals, plus $20 for each additional person.
  • Maximum group size for tower tours cannot to exceed 20 people.
  • Advance reservations are required.


Wedding ceremonies may be held on the terrace of the Keepers' Quarters. Receptions are not permitted. For information contact the office at (631) 321-7028

Receptions are not permitted at the Lighthouse.  For some off site possibilities check the following links.



The Board, staff and volunteers are dedicated in time and spirit to providing diverse day and night programs for school groups and thousands of guests who visit throughout the year. They are also dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the Lighthouse Tower and Keepers Quarters and surrounding buildings. 

We need your financial support in our continuing effort to maintain the budget so that we can keep the doors of the Lighthouse open and continue with these endeavors.

Donation Form


Accessible by car.

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  • From 495 take exit 53s to Sagtikos Parkway to Southern State Parkway (2 exits)
  • From Southern Parkway take exit 40 south
  • From Sunrise Highway take exit 41S Robert Moses Causeway
  • The Fire Island Lighthouse is located at the western end of the Fire Island National Seashore, just east of Robert Moses State Park. Take Robert Moses Causeway south to the end. At the Robert Moses water tower proceed east to Parking field #5. There is a parking fee at certain times of the year. Please note that on busy summer days there can be a delay getting to the park due to the high volume of traffic. Park on the east side of the parking field and follow the boardwalk right to the lighthouse.

GPS Coordinates:

  • Latitude, 40° 37' 53" North
  • Longitude, 73° 12' 51" West

To view a map of the area and park for route information click the link below. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Park Map (map courtesy of the National Park Service)

Directions from Mapquest

Handicapped Accessibility

  • For information regarding handicap accessibility please call (631) 661-4876.