Cedar Point
Alcatraz Lighthouse
Bovbjerg Lighthouse
Windward Ways - The voyage begins
Gannet Rock Lighthouse
Execution Rocks Lighthouse
Cabo Prior Lighthouse
Manistee Lighthouse
Old and New Akranes


Oct 07 to Oct 15, 2023
Sep 14 to Sep 23, 2024


Sep 15 to Sep 27, 2023
Jun 18 to Jul 05, 2024

Experience Amazing Lighthouse Tours

There is no more wonderful experience than visiting, photographing and, whenever possible, climbing up a lighthouse. Counting the steps to the top, you can imagine the complex life and responsibilities for lighthouse keepers. With each light station visit, you’ll learn about the special circumstances that surrounded keeping the light burning. You’ll develop an appreciation for each lighthouse’s history and discover what makes them special.

Lighthouses were often built in remote locations (on both land and at sea) making some challenging to access, or are active Coast Guard stations closed to the general public. Also, lighthouses are sometimes open seasonally for limited hours. But you’re in luck! Our tours are designed to overcome these obstacles. We’ll arrange access and transportation on vessels to reach our destinations. A tour with the U.S. Lighthouse Society will be an exciting, lifetime experience full of incredible memories for all lighthouse enthusiasts.

Download and print our 2023 Tour Registration Form

Curious about what our tours are like? View our Tour Retrospectives on our Lighthouse Videos page to see presentations about past tours.
We also have a special preview presentation of our Italy 2022 tour that you can view there as well.

Tour Retrospectives Videos Page

2024 Tour Preview - Domestic Tours​

Special Travel Requirements - Domestic Tours

  • Lake Erie South and Solar Eclipse - April 5th to April 11th
  • Northern California - September 14th to September 23rd
  • Maine 1 - October 6th to October 12th

2024 Tour Preview - International Tours

Special Travel Requirements - International Tour

  • Carribean Cruise - February 9th to February 18th
  • Denmark/Germany - June 19th to July 6th


Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Excursions

Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit and tour the restored interior of this offshore light station, the last intact screwpile lighthouse in its original location, in the magnificent Chesepeake Bay!

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Enjoy unparalleled access to lighthouses, lighthouse cruises, historical & cultural sites and Coast Guard installations, all while enjoying the company of fellow enthusiasts.

Join a U.S. Lighthouse Society Tour and experience an exciting adventure while helping to preserve lighthouses for future generations! The U.S. Lighthouse Society is a nonprofit, charitable organization and the proceeds from each trip are directed to supporting our mission of lighthouse preservation and education. We make financial contributions to lighthouses visited on tours, emphasizing our dedication to the preservation movement. Another benefit of joining a Society Tour is that a portion of your tour registration fee is tax-deductible.

Lighthouse Cruises
See our list of lighthouse cruises across the U.S.

Tour and traveling Adventures

U.S. Lighthouse Society Tours are fun, stimulating adventures designed to captivate our members. Our routes are specifically developed to maximize not only lighthouse touring, but also to help you gain a better understanding of the culture and communities in which lighthouses are located. The Society has visited some amazing locations over the years during our tours:

Some of The Places We've been

  • CN Tower - Canada Lighthouse Tour
  • Niagara Falls - Lake Ontario Lighthouse Tour
  • Arizona Memorial - Hawaii Lighthouse Tour
  • Statue of Liberty - New York Lighthouse Tour
  • Notre Dame - French Lighthouse Tour
  • Malbork Castle - Poland Lighthouse Tour
  • Meijer Gardens - Michigan Lighthouse Tour
  • Hearst Castle - California Lighthouse Tour

Lighthouse tours

Photos: 2009 Long Island Tour Group at Fire Island Lighthouse (top left); Lighthouse cruise 2008 Wales Tour (top middle); Niagara Falls (top right); Carol and Mary at Middle Bay (middle right); Hearst Castle (bottom left); Notre Dame (bottom right)