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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

Neil Hargreaves was a light keeper for Trinity House in England from 1974-1988, and he is the founder and chairman of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers. Neil spent the first two years of his light keeping career on light vessels. His first appointment as an assistant lighthouse keeper was at the Smalls Lighthouse, a wave-swept granite tower on a rock about 20 miles off the coast of Pembrokeshire. He also spent time at Inner Dowsing, Longships, Souter, Wolf Rock, and several other stations. Neil founded the Association of Lighthouse Keepers, or ALK, in 1988, and he serves as its chairman. A transcript of the interview is available at

Lighthouses are seen around the world as a symbol of hope, guidance, and strength along with lots of other positive qualities. In recognition of that, Light Hearted will be doing occasional segments called “Be a Lighthouse,” discussing people and organizations who are being lighthouses, or beacons of hope, in our communities. The first “Be a Lighthouse” focuses on a nonprofit organization on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Gather serves those in the community experiencing hunger by providing nutritious food through innovative distribution programs. Seneca Adam Bernard is the associate executive director of Gather.

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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