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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

2023 Northern California

Apr 15, 2023 to Apr 24, 2023

Thomas Point Shoal

Lighthouse Tours/Cruises

2023 Schedule is here!


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

Check out our latest video about our Lighthouse Tours!

If you don't have one yet, our 2022 holiday ornament is still available. The Marblehead Lighthouse, OH, officially lit on June 22, 1822, in honor of their 200th anniversary.

Our previously sold out lighthouse photography book, by David Zapatka, is available again.

Amazon Smile

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

Visit this section of our site specifically designed for kids. With activities and stories, it makes learning about lighthouses fun!

Lighthouse Podcast

In 1990, Goat Island Light Station, at the entrance to Cape Porpoise Harbor in southern Maine, became one of the last light stations in the country to be automated and destaffed. After automation, the island became the property of the nonprofit Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. The Trust now faces a new challenge with the loss of the power cable that provided electricity on the island. This is part two of a two-part interview with Karen and Scott Dombrowski, longtime caretakers on Goat Island, along with Tom Bradbury, executive director of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. Also taking part in the discussion is Bob Trapani, Jr., executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation, along with Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont.

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 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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