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.
Featured Lighthouse Tour
Thomas Point Shoal
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
We are just a few weeks away from the big online auction to benefit Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse to undertake preservation projects for this treasured National Historic Landmark.
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!
Read a variety of articles that have been digitized from The Keeper's Log magazine and are now available online!
The Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, Massachusetts, focuses on Cape Cod’s rich maritime history, along with boat building, yachting, and nautical art. The museum is developing a new exhibit on lighthouses that opens on October 20. Emily Sullivan, the museum’s curator, is interviewed in this episode.
The lighthouse at Verona Beach in New York was one of three built on Oneida Lake to aid navigation in conjunction with the opening of the Barge Canal as part of the Erie Canal system in 1918. The Verona Beach Lighthouse Association was formed in 2002 to save the lighthouse. Terri Knight is a founder and longtime volunteer and Bruce Woodward has served as the group’s treasurer.
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.
Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.