While currently closed for the season, you can learn about the Horton Point Lighthouse in Southold, NY and the Nautical Museum it houses. Horton Point Lighthouse was constructed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1857. It is one of eight historic lighthouses located in Southold Township. The tower is 58 feet tall and once held a 3rd order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse was managed by several people during its history until its automation in 1933. In a 1990 restoration project, the tower was repaired internally and externally, reopened, and relit. At that time, the lower level of the Keeper's House was converted into Southold Historical Museum's Nautical Museum. The Lighthouse is listed on both the State & National Registers of Historic Places.