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!
Read a variety of articles that have been digitized from The Keeper's Log magazine and are now available online!
The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is dedicated to showcasing the area’s rich maritime roots. Under the same management is the Death's Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock, which traces the area’s commercial fishing tradition. Among the museum’s most popular offerings are the Door County Lighthouse Festivals that are held each spring and fall. The festivals include tours that highlight all 11 of the lighthouses of Door County and three additional lighthouses to the south. Sam Perlman, Deputy Director and Development Manager for the Door County Maritime Museum and Lighthouse Preservation Society, Inc., is interviewed in this episode. Averie Shaughnessy-Comfort, executive director of Presque Isle Lighthouse in Pennsylvania, co-hosts.
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.