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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

Apr 18, 2020 to Apr 27, 2020

What's New

Our 2020 member lighthouse calendar "Lights On" is now available in our online shop.

February 25 is the birthday of the most famous lighthouse keeper in American history — Ida Lewis of Lime Rock in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island. She became the keeper at Lime Rock in 1879 and held the position for 32 years; she is credited with at least 18 lives saved. Lenore Skomal is the winner of multiple awards for literature, biography, and humor. Her book on Ida Lewis, "The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter," is being adapted into a motion picture.

New Thomas Point Shoal - Tumbler

Help support the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse by purchasing one of these unique tumblers.
For each one purchased, $1 is donated to the restoration of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse.

Help support a complete restoration of the lighthouse's steel beams!

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

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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