Hours & Admissions

Located on the site of the United States Lighthouse Service’s (USLHS) General Depot, 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, only 6 survive today.

 

Housed in the 1912 foundry, the Museum is 2,400 square feet, and is self-guided. Most visitors spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour on site. Exhibits such as Beacons through Time, Optics: Projecting the Light, and Life at the Light: Lighthouse Keepers, along with objects that were made or inspected on the site, illuminate the importance of lighthouses in American maritime history.

 

Museum Hours

Summer (April – October): Tuesday through Sunday

Winter (November – March): Tuesday through Sunday

Always closed on Mondays and all legal holidays

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General Admission

Adults $5
Seniors (65+) & Military $4
Students (12+) $3
Children under 12 & Members FREE

Group Tours (UNDER 10 visitors per group)

This tour includes a private walking tour of the General Depot site and a brief orientation inside the Museum. The Museum is self-guided.

Group tours must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

$10 per person regardless of age*
 

Group Tours (OVER 10 visitors per group)

This tour includes a private walking tour of the General Depot site and a brief orientation inside the Museum.

The Museum is self-guided.

Group tours must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

Adults $8*
Seniors (65+) & Students (ages 10+) $7*
Chaperones 2 free chaperones for 10 children under 12 years old. 1 free chaperone for 10 children over 12 years old. Additional chaperones will be charged $8

*NET rates available

Museum Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Always closed on Mondays and holidays





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