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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

2020 South Carolina and Georgia

Sep 11, 2020 to Sep 19, 2020

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Watch our recorded presentation of our Outer Hebrides, Scotland lighthouse tour.

Where the River Lea meets the River Thames, is London’s only lighthouse. The Experimental Lighthouse was used by Trinity House, the English lighthouse authority, for the training of lighthouse keepers. The scientist Michael Faraday also carried out experiments there. Musician and composer Jem Finer has repurposed the lighthouse in a unique way. Jem Finer’s ambient sound piece called Longplayer started playing in the lighthouse just as the year 2000 began. It won’t repeat until midnight on December 31, 2999.

Read a variety of articles that have been digitized from The Keeper's Log magazine and are now available online!

Amazon Smile

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

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

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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