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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.

South Carolina's Hilton Head Rear Range Lighthouse overlooks the award-winning Arthur Hills Golf Course at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Greenwood Communities and Resorts has completed a new renovation of the tower. Clark Sinclair has been a member of the Palmetto Dunes staff since 1983 and has been teaching golf since 1986. He’s also a point person for the lighthouse. Photographer Mike Leonard's work is frequently seen in books, magazines, and nationally on the Weather Channel. Mike offers workshops, which you can read about on his website at In this episode, Mike gives some helpful hints for better digital photography of lighthouses — or any other subject.

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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