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United States Light House Service (USLHS) General Depot Historic Site Tours

Visit Staten Island's best kept secret and learn about our hidden maritime heritage.

Arrangements can be made for a site tour when visiting the museum.

  • Tour Starting Point - Educational Resource Center, Building #11, 200 Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island NY 10301
  • Pricing: Cost of admission plus $3.00 Pre-registration is required

The National Lighthouse Museum would like to be your guide as we turn back the clock on Staten Island history. Come learn about the vital role the USLHS General Depot played in building America. 

Wall of Lights Exhibit

As visitors enter the doors of the NLM, the first thing they encounter is a large, faceted lighthouse-inspired structure, immediately recognizable by its official lighthouse colors, pattern and cupola top. This iconic structure serves…


NLM Chronology

The National Lighthouse Museum was originally conceived by the American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee, an affiliation of lighthouse preservation societies, in 1996 in response to the threat posed by waterfront developers and neglect, to lighthouses around the country...


Museum Site Progress

National Lighthouse Recognition Weekend Celebration

National Lighthouse Recognition Weekend is our annual August celebration that commemorates the anniversary of President George Washington’s historic proclamation establishing the federal system of lighthouses in the United States. On August 4, 2017, we will celebrate our 7th Annual Light Keeper’s Gala and spend an elegant evening cruising New York harbor. There will be live entertainment, dancing under the stars, dinner, awards, silent auction and a raffle. This year's awards are as follows:

  • Wind In Our Sales - Triangle Equities 
  • Community Lamp Lighter Award - Dr. Louis DeLuca, Chief Operating Officer, United Activities Unlimited/UAU
  • Modern Day Light Keeper Award - Bill and Kristen Golden, Lightship Owners WLV-612 and WLV-613
  • Preservation Keeper's Award - Michael N. Vogel, Buffalo Light 1833

We are dedicating this year's Gala to the memory of our dear friend Billee Seffern-Ludders, PhD.

Saturday, August 5th will feature Wayne Wheeler, President, United States Lighthouse Society, who will speak on Saving America's Light Stations, a 30 Year Retrospective. There is free admission to the Museum that day. The weekend rounds out with our Signature Lighthouse Boat Tour of New York Harbor and point’s south on Sunday, August 6th.

For more information regarding the August 4th Gala click here: NLM Gala

To purchase tickets for August 6th's Lighthouse Signature Boat Tour click here: Signature Lighthouse Boat Tour



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