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.
Featured Lighthouse Tour
Thomas Point Shoal
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.
Lighthouse Preservation Grants Program
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Read a variety of articles that have been digitized from The Keeper's Log magazine and are now available online!
Wave-swept Bell Rock Lighthouse, in southeastern Scotland, was designed by the renowned engineer Robert Stevenson. It’s the oldest (1811) wave-swept, or sea-washed, granite lighthouse in the world. The keepers at Bell Rock lived inside the tower itself. The lighthouse operated in tandem with a shore station known as the Bell Rock Signal Tower, built in 1813 in Arbroath. The Signal Tower housed the families of the keepers, along with personnel who ran the lighthouse tender that supplied the light station. The Signal Tower was converted into a museum in the 1970s. It's one of several museums operated by ANGUSalive. Caroline Taylor is the Heritage Learning and Engagement Lead at ANGUSalive.
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.
Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.