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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

2023 Northern California

Apr 15, 2023 to Apr 23, 2023

Thomas Point Shoal

Lighthouse Tours/Cruises

2022 Schedule is here!


Lighthouse Lodging

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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

What's New

For two year's we have operated the Chief's House at the Point Wilson Lighthouse and we are proud to announce the opening of the Historic Duplex as a vacation rental.

Amazon Smile

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

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!

Society members can now save money on select lighthouse cruises throughout the U.S.

Lighthouse Podcast

The Light Hearted podcast was launched in June 2019 to serve as a place for the exchange of information and ideas about lighthouses in the United States and around the world. Since then, there have been 200 numbered episodes, plus more than a dozen “special editions.” This episode celebrates episode 200 with comments from many guests who have appeared on the podcast previously. Also included: host Jeremy D’Entremont asks co-hosts Michelle Jewell Shaw and Cindy Johnson why lighthouses still matter. There’s also a discussion of the podcast with U.S. Lighthouse Society Executive Director Jeff Gales. And, of course, blooper reels! 

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.

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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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