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
2023 Schedule is here!
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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.
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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.
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!
Barry Porter was born into a farming family in Porterville, on the north coast of Newfoundland, Canada. After working as a welder, Barry applied to be a relief lighthouse keeper with the Canadian Coast Guard. He spent the next 23 years working as a lightkeeper in four different locations. He has written about his colorful career in a new book, Adventures of a Lightkeeper. Stephanie Collins writes in the Miramichi Reader about Barry's book: "Written with passion and great respect for the solitary life such a profession brings, Porter’s book opens the door to these beautiful beacons of light and provides an exclusive tour of these lonely behemoths and the mystique for which they have become famous."
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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Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.