Beginning August 17, staff and customers age 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for:
This new requirement — called the Key to NYC — includes bars, fitness gyms, movie and stage theatres, museums and other indoor venues.

There are multiple ways to show proof of vaccination:
• A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card
• NYC COVID Safe App
• New York State Excelsior App
• Official vaccine record
• A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac.

Visit to find additional resources for businesses, including printable copies of required signage, a Key to NYC Pass checklist, FAQs, and more.


Adults …………………………..$7
Seniors (65+)…………………..$5
Students (12+)………………….$4
Children under 12 …………FREE


Wednesday through Sunday
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Always closed on Mondays and all legal holidays.


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.

UNDER 10 visitors per group:

$10 per person regardless of age*

OVER 10 visitors per group:


Seniors (65+)………………$7*

Students (ages 10+) ……..$7*

*NET rates available. Please contact the Museum.


The National Lighthouse Museum is a short (3-5 minute) walk from the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
Once the ferry docks in St. George, exit the lowest level of the ferry. Walk towards the parking lot and the terminal’s 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 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. Enter “1 Bay Street” or “National Lighthouse Museum.”
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.
For additional parking, 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.


Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the museum?
In accordance with NYC Health Department’s Key to NYC, the National Lighthouse Museum requires all visitors age 5 and over to show proof that they have completed their full COVID-19 vaccine series (i.e. received two doses in a two-dose series or one dose in a one-dose series) to enter. Visitors over the age of 18 will also be asked to show an ID. Children below the age of 5 will be allowed in with a vaccinated adult. Face masks are still required during your visit, regardless of your vaccination status. All visitors over the age of two and all staff must wear a three-layer mask, KN95, or N95 mask at all times.

Proof of vaccination may include:
• CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
• NYC COVID Safe app
• New York State Excelsior Pass
• NYC Vaccination Record
• CLEAR Health Pass
• An official immunization record from outside New York City or the United States

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What added measures is the museum taking to reduce my risk of exposure to COVID-19?
We’ve made the following on-site enhancements and safety requirements to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19.
• All visitors over the age of two and all staff are required to wear face masks at all times, even if you are vaccinated.
• Hand-sanitizer units are stationed throughout the museum.
• Restrooms are single use and regularly sanitized throughout the day.

We continue to monitor and abide by state and city guidelines to inform the museum’s operations. For the safety and enjoyment of our visitors and staff, we reserve the right to request that anyone who does not follow these protocols leave the museum.