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United States Light House Service (USLHS) General Depot Historic Site Tours

Visit Staten Island's best kept secret and learn about our hidden maritime heritage.

Arrangements can be made for a site tour when visiting the museum.

  • Tour Starting Point - Educational Resource Center, Building #11, 200 Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island NY 10301
  • Pricing: Cost of admission plus $3.00 Pre-registration is required

The National Lighthouse Museum would like to be your guide as we turn back the clock on Staten Island history. Come learn about the vital role the USLHS General Depot played in building America. 

Wall of Lights Exhibit

As visitors enter the doors of the NLM, the first thing they encounter is a large, faceted lighthouse-inspired structure, immediately recognizable by its official lighthouse colors, pattern and cupola top. This iconic structure serves…


Museum Site Progress

Lighthouse Weekend Celebration


Lighthouse Weekend is our annual August celebration that commemorates the anniversary of President George Washington’s historic proclamation establishing the federal system of lighthouses in the United States. This year, we celebrated with our 6th Annual Light Keeper’s Gala and spent an elegant evening cruising New York harbor. There was live entertainment, dancing under the stars, dinner, awards, silent auction and a raffle. Staten Island Sail & Power Squadron was the recipient of our Wind Under Our Sails award, Kraig Anderson, the creator of the LighthouseFriends website and app received the Modern Day Light Keeper award and Homer Austin Treadwell, light keeper at Currituck Light, NC received the Past Light Keeper award posthumously. Megan Agresto, Currituck Light Curator, accepted on his behalf. Saturday featured lively panel discussions at the museum and the weekend rounded out with our Signature Lighthouse Boat Tour of New York Harbor and point’s south on Sunday.

Gala Photos                Panel Discussion Photos



NLM Chronology

The National Lighthouse Museum was originally conceived by the American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee, an affiliation of lighthouse preservation societies, in 1996 in response to the threat posed by waterfront developers and neglect, to lighthouses around the country...


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