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
In recognition of National Lighthouse Day 2023, the U.S. Lighthouse Society held its first-ever nationwide dance contest.
We have lots of great videos to see! Tour retrospectives, historian videos, Special Events, as well as Animated & Kids videos, there is something for everyone.
Visit this section of our site specifically designed for kids. With activities and stories, it makes learning about lighthouses fun!
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, explores and preserves the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and makes this resource accessible to all. The museum’s collections include historic watercraft dating back to the 1860s, maritime paintings and prints, ship models, a Chesapeake region folklife collection, and a dozen historic vessels still afloat on the Chesapeake Bay. The museum is also home to Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Constructed in 1879, it was one of the bay’s famed screwpile lighthouses. It was moved to the museum in 1966. The guest in this episode, Pete Lesher, is the chief historian and ambassador at large for the museum.
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 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.