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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

2021 South Carolina and Georgia

Apr 17, 2021 to Apr 26, 2021

Lighthouse Lodging

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. View our Accommodations List.

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!

USLHS Emergency Relief Grants

The USLHS Preservation Grants Program directs our 2020 grants to 24 lighthouses struggling, due to Covid19.

Check out the Society's new lighthouse vacation rental at the Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, WA.

Watch our recorded presentation of our New Zealand, Alaska and Outer Hebrides, Scotland lighthouse tours.

Annamaria Mariotti is the author of many books, articles, and stories related to the sea. Most of her writing has been in Italian, but in 2005 she published The World’s Greatest Lighthouses in English, as well as in other languages. In 2006, the General Command of the Harbor Offices, Coast Guard, and the Mediaset Group awarded her the NAVIGARE INFORMATI Award “For her constant commitment to the dissemination of maritime culture in our country.”

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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