THE NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN WITH COVID HOURS OF WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY 11AM TO 4PM

New NLM Safety ProtocOls Are Now In Effect in accordance with current New York State regulations governing the COVID 19 Pandemic.

-All visitors will be required to wear a mask inside the Museum and social distancing will be practiced.

-Hand sanitizers and thermo-temperature taking will be made available to all visitors.

-Visits by appointment are highly recommended. Group reservations (a maximum of 17 people) must be called in advance at 718-390-0040.



Located on the former site of the United States Lighthouse Service’s (USLHS) General Depot in St. George, Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum educates visitors about the history and technology of the nation’s lighthouses.

The General Depot was the national headquarters, testing ground, and distribution center for all materials and equipment used by light keepers and USLHS personnel from 1864 to 1939. Once a lively and bustling site of 18 buildings, today only 6 remain.

The Museum occupies the 2,400 square foot 1912 USLHS foundry building. Visitors are welcome to enjoy self-guided tours of the Museum exhibits including: Beacons Through Time, Supplying the Nation’s Light Stations: The General Depot, Optics: Projecting the Light, Life at the Light: Lighthouse Keepers, and much more!

In addition to our self-guided exhibits, we offer monthly lectures, group tours by appointment, seasonal Lighthouse Boat Tours (May – October), and annual events like our Lighthouse Weekend (August) and Lighthouse Point Fest (September).

EXPERIENCE ONE OF OUR LIGHTHOUSE BOAT TOURS

Looking to do something out of the ordinary? Take one of our boat tours. We have tours that visit lighthouses that can’t be seen from land, as well as ship graveyards and bird sanctuaries. Check out our current tours today!

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Have any questions? Want to schedule a group tour? Please contact us. You can send us an email through the form on the left or call us at 718-390-0040

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ALL MEMBERS ENJOY:

  • Free admission to the museum
  • 10% discounts in the museum store
  • Subscription to The NLM Quarterly Newsletter and email newsletters
  • Members’ rates for events, programs, lectures & classes
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