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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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Featured Lighthouse Tour

2021 South Carolina and Georgia

Apr 17, 2021 to Apr 27, 2021

Lighthouse Tours/Cruises

2021 Schedule is here!


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

Letters of Intent are due Feb. 26th
The U.S. Lighthouse Society is once again offering our support and assistance with grants to help lighthouses during another tough year. 

We are proud to announce this wonderful new lighthouse photography book by David Zapatka.

Amazon Smile

Great News! Amazon will make a donation to the U.S. Lighthouse Society when you shop with them!

Watch our recorded presentations of many of our past lighthouse tours.

Read a variety of articles that have been digitized from The Keeper's Log magazine and are now available online!

Lighthouse Podcast

A 76-foot granite lighthouse tower was built on Halway Rock, far out in Maine’s Casco Bay, in the summer of 1871. After his time as a keeper at Halfway Rock (1971-72), Tim Bailey was stationed at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, then Seguin Light Station off the mouth of the Kennebec River. In this interview, he discusses his experiences as a keeper. Joining in on the interview is Ford Reiche, the owner of Halfway Rock Lighthouse. Photographer Mike Leonard offers workshops on digital photography, which you can read about on his website at In this installment of “Photo Tips with Mike Leonard” he discusses night photography of lighthouses.

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 600 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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Lighthouse History

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

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