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Aug
7
Thu
4:30 pm Ceremonial Opening of Educationa...
Ceremonial Opening of Educationa...
Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Parking Instructions: Take Bay Street (St. George) to Slosson Terrace (Cargo Restaurant). Take Slosson Terrace one block to Central Ave.; Turn Right – 50 yards and turn right –  into Parking Garage (White Cement Building) on Central Ave. Pull into[...]
Aug
8
Fri
6:30 pm 4th Annual Light Keeper’s Gala
4th Annual Light Keeper’s Gala
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
You are cordially invited to the National Lighthouse Museum's Fourth Annual Light Keepers Gala Celebration on Friday, August 8th, 2014 aboard the yacht, Cornucopia Destiny. Will will be boarding at the pier located near 355[...]
Aug
10
Sun
11:00 am Boat Tour of 14 Lighthouses
Boat Tour of 14 Lighthouses
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The August 10th Lighthouse Boat Tour of NY Harbor culminates an exciting weekend of events for the National Lighthouse Museum. On this tour we will see fourteen lighthouses within the harbor extending to Navesink and Sandy[...]

A coalition of leading lighthouse preservation and membership organizations from Maine to California unanimously selected the original US Lighthouse Service Depot on Staten Island, NY in 1997 as the location for the National Lighthouse Museum.

What was once the national center of operation for US lighthouse services, this museum and its beautiful location overlooking New York Harbor will become a destination for the world’s lighthouse enthusiasts and preservationists, an exciting attraction for the millions of visitors who yearly take the Staten Island Ferry and a lasting treasure for the Staten Island Community.

The ten-acre site is directly adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry terminal in St. George. Staten Island trains and bus services link the museum to an expanding array of related maritime activities and institutions in the harbor and around the Island. More than a dozen lighthouses, including one of the most famous in the world, are less than an hour’s boat ride from the museum pier.

When the museum opens, there will be exhibits and interactive displays for children and adults featuring lighthouses from around the nation, classical Fresnel lenses, lamps and technologies, modern aids to navigation and personal histories of the Keepers and their families. Outdoor exhibits, will include Lightships, buoys and fog signals, and a return and restoration of the original Depot Lighthouse.

The historic 19th and early 20th century structures on the property provide an ideal setting for exhibits, research and programs relating to the history of the United States Lighthouse Service. A growing collection already in- cludes lenses, photos, maps, books and models with more artifacts awaiting the day when the museum officially opens to the public.

Even before the buildings are open, a series of cultural events, tours and concerts will be planned. A renovated pier and waterfront plaza wind through the site offering beautiful views of the harbor and the old historic buildings.

Visitors are welcome to visit the site today, enjoy the view and get a sense of its history and its future as home for the National Lighthouse Museum.

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