Overhead exterior view of the National Lighthouse Museum with the New York Bay in the background
Credit: National Lighthouse Museum

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

11:00am — 4:00pm

Experience the legacy of our maritime sentinels! The National Lighthouse Museum is located on the grounds of the former U.S. Lighthouse Establishment General Service “Super” Supply Depot on the North Shore of Staten Island. It collects and preserves objects related to the history of lighthouses throughout the United States, and also educates the public on the vital role these watchtowers play in helping ships to navigate along dangerous coastlines and into potentially treacherous harbors.

It is entirely fitting that New York should be home to such an institution; the city’s deep-water port decisively shaped its destiny, and at one time, more than a dozen lighthouses provided safe passage around its shoals. The National Lighthouse Museum's exhibits and tour of the site's buildings will educate visitors about the history and technology of the nation's lighthouses. 

Shoes and shirts required.

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