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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 26, 2021

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

Join us in celebrating 36 years. Have a look at this year's holiday ornament and our other great collectibles.

USA Stars & Lights: Portraits from the Dark

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!

USLHS Emergency Relief Grants

The USLHS Preservation Grants Program directs our 2020 grants to 24 lighthouses struggling, due to Covid19.

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

Lighthouse Podcast

A lighthouse was established in Stonington Harbor, Connecticut, in 1824. In 1840, a new lighthouse was built further back from the eroding shore. Then, a new 25-foot cast-iron lighthouse was erected on a breakwater in Stonington Harbor in 1889, rendering the old lighthouse obsolete. The fortress-like stone lighthouse was acquired by the Stonington Historical Society in 1925. They converted the interior into a six-room museum of local history; it’s considered the oldest lighthouse museum in the U.S.  Aimee Newell is the executive director of the Stonington Historical Society.

Light Hearted" episode index

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 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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