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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. 

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. In 2015, we celebrated with our ribbon cutting at the museum, an elegant evening gala cruising New York harbor, book signings, live nautical music, panel discussions and our Signature Lighthouse Boat Tour of New York Harbor and points south. A report follows: 

On Thursday August 7, 2015 the NLM hosted a gathering to thank all who…


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…


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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