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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

Join us in celebrating 36 years. Have a look at this year's holiday ornament.

USA Stars & Lights: Portraits from the Dark

We are proud to announce this wonderful new lighthouse photography book by David Zapatka.

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.

Watch our recorded presentations of many of our past lighthouse tours.

Lighthouse Podcast

Elizabeth Spires has written seven children's books and seven collections of poetry for adults. Her new children’s book, Kate’s Light, tells the true story of Kate Walker, the renowned keeper of Robbins Reef Lighthouse in New York Harbor. Kate’s Light is illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, a Caldecott Medal winner. Kirkus Reviews said this about Kate’s Light: “Kate comes alive through the combined talents of Spires and McCully, and their portrayal highlights how an ordinary woman can excel and pave the way for others by virtue of her dedication and fortitude.”

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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