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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

2022 Italy/Sicily/Malta

May 17, 2022 to Jun 02, 2022

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

Amazon Smile

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

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

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 growing limestone trade in Midcoast Maine led to the establishment of a light station at Owl’s Head, at the entrance to Rockland Harbor, in 1825. The present 30-foot brick lighthouse tower replaced the original one in 1852. The station was automated in 1989 and the last Coast Guard keeper was removed. In 2007, the lighthouse tower was licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF). Then, in 2012, it was announced that the keeper’s house had also been licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation and that it would serve as the organization’s headquarters. Bob Trapani, Jr., has served as the executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation since 2005. As associate director of the American Lighthouse Foundation, Ann Trapani is involved in many aspects of the organization’s operation. Bob and Ann’s son Dominic, at the age of 23, has already established himself as one of the top photographers of the Maine coast.

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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Lighthouse History

Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.

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