Located on the waterfront of the North Shore on Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum is a short walk from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, or is accessible by car. The Museum was given a new address, just as mariners used lighthouses, we encourage all visitors to use the navigational aids provided below.
From the Staten Island Ferry
The National Lighthouse Museum is located a short walk from the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
Once the ferry docks in St. George, exit the lowest deck of the ferry. Turn left towards the parking lot. Circle back towards the entrance doors. Turn left before the entrance doors and follow tall, blue signs marked “Bay Street Landing.” You’ll walk under two overpasses with a high stone wall to your left and a security fence to your right. The walk is approximately 5 minutes from the ferry terminal.
The Staten Island Ferry is always FREE and leaves from Manhattan from South Ferry/ Whitehall to the St. George Terminal on Staten Island. The 25-minute voyage takes passengers across scenic New York harbor passing by the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and offering a breathtaking view of the skyline of lower Manhattan. For more information visit Staten Island Ferry Schedule
Do not enter the Museum’s address in a GPS! It will take you to the other side of Staten Island.
Drive towards the St. George Ferry Terminal Maintenance Building at 1 Bay Street. As you pass the St. George Post Office you will see a green plywood construction fence, stay to the right. When the fence ends at the intersection for the ferry, look for a blue sign for the Maintenance Building. Drive down that driveway (even if it says “Do No Enter / Authorized Vehicles Only”) and make a sharp RIGHT turn at the security booth.
A number of parking options are available to visitors to the National Lighthouse Museum. A limited number of parking spaces are available for FREE in front of the museum for visitors. The Staten Island Ferry terminal muni-metered parking lots are closest to the museum. Visitors can pay by credit card with coins. Private lots to the north of the terminal can be used at a flat fee of $7.00 per day. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted in any of these lots.
Two-hour metered parking is available on Bay Street.