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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 Puget Sound Adventure

Aug 27, 2021 to Sep 01, 2021

Thomas Point Shoal

Lighthouse Tours/Cruises

2021 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

Join us in celebrating 37 years. Have a look at this year's holiday ornament.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon

Written by David Gendell
Review by Henry Gonzalez, Vice President, U.S. Lighthouse Society

35 Recipients have been selected!

Amazon Smile

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

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

Lighthouse Podcast

Andy Robinson is a junior at Palo Alto High School in California, and he’s a co-chair for the Teen Advisory Council of the Palo Alto History Museum. He's also been a volunteer for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s passport program. He’s now in the process of starting a California chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, which will be called the California Lighthouse Society. A website has been established for the chapter:

J. Dennis Robinson is a popular columnist, lecturer, and public historian living in Portsmouth on the New Hampshire Seacoast. He’s the author of a dozen nonfiction books and more than 3000 published articles on a variety of history topics, including the local lighthouses. His latest book is a mystery novel called "Point of Graves." He discusses his new book in this interview, as well the iconic importance of the region’s lighthouses.

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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Lighthouse History

Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.

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