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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.

  • Tour Starting Point - Educational Resource Center, Building 11, 5 Bay St., SI,NY
  • Saturdays and Sundays, one tour that starts at 2:00pm
  • Suggested donation, $5 per person. Pre-registration is required
  • Register by phone (10 am-4 pm) at 718-390-0040 or email [email protected]

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. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the tour. Read more....

Lighthouse Boat Tours

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Join National Lighthouse Members and friends as we cruise past the lighthouses of New York Harbor, up the Hudson River, to Long Island Sound via the East River, or circumnavigate Staten Island.  Cruises are regularly scheduled during the Spring, Summer and early Fall.


Museum Site Progress

Lighthouse Weekend Celebration

The National Lighthouse Museum recently held a weekend of special events celebrating the 225th Anniversary of President George Washington’s historic proclamation establishing the federal system of lighthouses in the United States.

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


Wall of Lights Exhibit

wall of lights homepageAs 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 National Lighthouse Museum Steering 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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