Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse Opens for 2019 Season

Open every Sat. & Sun.
(& some Mon. Holidays)
May 25th – Mid. Sept
3575 Lighthouse Road
Join us for opening weekend at Horton Point Lighthouse. Volunteers will be ready to give tours and share the lighthouse’s rich history with visitors – on Sat., Sun., and Mon. of this holiday weekend.
Be sure to check out both the updated “Tale of a Whale” exhibit in our Whale House, and our seasonal exhibit “Keeping It Lit” which will feature the the Horton Point Lighthouse keepers.
For future holiday weekends, we encourage you to call 631.765.5500 for updated operating hours.
Suggested admission:
$5 Adult
$10 Family
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.

Upcoming Events


Annual Yard Sale

Prince Building Porch
Saturday, June 15 at 8am
54325 Main Rd., Southold
Southold Historical Society’s Yard Sale is one of the most popular around. Our volunteers are hard at work coordinating this community favorite event. They are busy hand selecting the best items, as they do each year. We hope you’ll join us for some treasure hunting!

Long Island Lighthouse Cruise

Thursday, June 20, 1:45-3:45pm
Cross Sound Ferry Terminal
41270 Main Road, Orient
Join us for the Cross Sound Ferry’s Lighthouse Cruise where we will tour Long Island’s scenic coastline and discover the historic lighthouses that illuminate its waters.
Learn the history and lore of several offshore lighthouses while aboard the comfortable, climate-controlled Sea Jet all while supporting the Southold Historical Society.
Please meet our group no later than 1:30 to check in!
Purchase your tickets by June 13:
Adult – $30 | Child – $15
  • Reserve online by clicking here(please note online ticket purchases include a 5% charge to cover credit card fees)
  • Send a check to Southold Historical Society, PO Box 1, Southold, NY 11971. Please print and enclose order form which can be found on our website by clicking here!
  • Cash & check reservations are also accepted at the Society office at 54325 Main Rd., Southold – Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.

Two Events one Weekend!

“Tale of the Whale”
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 22 at 11:30am
Horton Point Lighthouse
3575 Lighthouse Rd.,
Lighthouse-lovers, whale-lovers, and Southold community-lovers won’t want to miss the opening reception of the “Tale of the Whale” exhibition. Two volunteers, Vivian Eyre and Robert Travis, stepped forward to reinvigorate the exhibition and infused it with their passion of telling the story about these amazing mammals. Learn all about them and stay for lemonade and cookies!
Suggested admission:
$5 Adult
$10 Family
Suggested admission to the museum is $5 per adult and $10 per family.
Separate donations for the concert are graciously accepted.
Stephen is generously donating the performance for the benefit of Southold Historical Society.

“Long Islanders’ Sing the Sea”

Concert by Stephen Sanfilippo
Sunday, June 23 at 1:30pm
Horton Point Lighthouse
3575 Lighthouse Rd.,
Stephen N. Sanfilippo has been described as a true renaissance man. With a Ph.D. in History from Stony Brook University and most recently his retirement as an Assistant Professor for Maritime History at Maine Maritime Academy, Stephen has a broad knowledge of Long Island and the United States. But the focus of the June 23 “Long Islanders’ Sing of the Sea” concert will involve another passion, music of maritime folk! You won’t want to miss the lively seasong concert – his enchanting music is sure to capture your heart.
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.
For more information about this or about other Society activities, please email or call 631.765.5500.

Museum Gift Shop Seeks Volunteers

Summertime brings more visitors to the Museum Gift Shop! Currently, we are seeking a volunteer or two to help out on Saturdays in June, July & August. Past Museum Gift Shop volunteers have “worked” 10am-3pm or 11am-3pm.
If you enjoy interacting with customers and the idea of using a cash register or credit card machine doesn’t send you running to the hills, perhaps you would consider volunteering? We realize that Summer Saturdays can be a busy time, that’s why we are hoping another person may be interested. Spending 2 Saturdays a month in the Museum Gift Shop is a terrific way to support the society. (And when it isn’t busy you can catch up on your reading, knitting or what not.)
To join the volunteer team or for more information, please email

Save the Date

June 29 • “On the Waterfront” Exhibition Opens
June 29 • Museum Complex Opens for 2019 Season
July 25 • Lecture “Long Island’s Maritime History” by Bill Bleyer
July 27 & 28 • Art, Antique, and Crafts Fair
August 10 • Ice Cream Social
October • Scarecrow Contest
October 4 • Past Presidents’ Party
November 14 • Harvest Dinner
November 29 • Candlelight Tour
December 7 • Holiday Fair




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