COVID 19 Update

Stay Tuned For Event Updates

Our scheduled events for the summer are currently on hold due to COVID 19 guidelines. Please check back for more updates as we get them.

FILH 2-29-20 (6).png



Lighthouse Now Open

Lighthouse Tower and Gift Shop are NOW OPEN!

Masks are required for all visitors

Footwear Required

Social Distancing Enforced

Occupancy Limits Apply

Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Tower Open 10 am - 4:30 pm

Online Gift Shop

You can now shop our gift shop from the comfort of your home! Head over to our gift shop page to get some Fire Island Lighthouse products and help support the preservation society. Click here to check it out


full event list


Saturday           6           Living History

2pm-The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society invites you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fire Island Lighthouse Lens Building with a “Conversation with Augustin Fresnel.”  The creator of the Fresnel lens that revolutionized lighthouses all over the world.  Living history performer Joseph Smith will present as Augustin Fresnel and speak about his lens and their applications. Suggested donation $5 per person.


Saturday       13         Behind the Scenes Tour

9 am-Follow one of our present day Lighthouse Keepers on his rounds.  This bottom to top tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper’s Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower.  Learn how Light house Keepers in the 1860’s to 2021 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens Building, which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens, and the Boat House.  Tour takes approximately 2 1/2 hours.  $15 for FILPS members/$20 for non members-Reservations required.  Limit  10 people.

Saturday       27        Tree Trimming Event

10 am – 3 pm.  Kick off the holiday season by helping us decorate our holiday tree.  Bring a handmade ornament relating to the sea, nature or the Lighthouse to hang on our tree. 


Saturday       11       18th Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Relive this historic event with us.  Santa arrives at the Lighthouse.  Great photo opportunity!  Come early.  Free

All events require participants to wear masks.  Social distancing is enforced.   

Occupancy limits apply.