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The United States Lighthouse Society is a nonprofit historical and educational organization dedicated to saving and sharing the rich maritime legacy of American lighthouses and supporting lighthouse preservation throughout the nation.

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Next Lighthouse Tour

French Riviera & Corsica

Apr 01, 2016 to Apr 17, 2016

USLHS Bulletin

Featuring descriptions of domestic and international lighthouse expeditions offered by the Society, interesting stories and important announcements. Learn More & Download Latest Bulletin

Lighthouse Lodging

Have you ever wanted to stay at a lighthouse?  This is the most comprehensive list of locations across the U.S. that offer a variety of experiences. View our Accommodations List.

Lighthouse Preservation Grants Program

What's New

New Host Lighthouse Keeper Opportunities

Be a host "camper" keeper at Fox Island Lighthouse, Michigan or a host keeper at Swallowtail Lighthouse on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick.

We have updated our listings for Classical Fresnel Lenses in the U.S. & Operational Fresnel Lenses in the U.S. Visit our updated spreadsheets here.

The US Lighthouse Society has done extensive research and now presents links to uses of the word "lighthouse" in both TIME Magazine and LIFE Magazine!

Our 2016 tour schedule is now available. Don't miss your chance to tour the interior of one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States!

Society members can now save money on select lighthouse cruises throughout the U.S.

Lighthouse History

Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.

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Passport Program & Club

The United States Lighthouse Society Passport Program is designed to generate donations for participating lighthouses in addition to being a fun and educational way to learn about lighthouses and chronicle your lighthouse adventures.  Collect unique stamps from over 450 locations throughout the country.  In addition, when you join our free Passport Club you will receive a special gift and periodic updates on new stamp locations and stamp hunting tips.


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