Fire Island National Seashore Reopens Lighthouse for Tower Tours

Photo by Beth Batkiewicz

After being closed to the public since early March, Fire Island National Seashore announced the reopening of the Lighthouse Tower. Effective Wednesday, August 30, 2023, visitors will be able to climb to the top of the lighthouse tower and take in incredible views of scenic Long Island’s South Shore once again.

“We are excited the work to stabilize the outer façade of the lighthouse tower is complete. Visitors are now able to climb the steps and take in the vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay,” said Scott McCormick, Acting Superintendent of Fire Island National Seashore.

In late August, contractors began stabilization work to the lighthouse tower facade. Lee Construction, Inc. was awarded the contract to wrap the lower white day marker with a steel cable mesh system.

The tower tour does require an admission fee and proper footwear is required. The Lens Building, Keepers Quarters and museum store also remain open and accessible to the public.