National Lighthouse Museum Celebrated National Lighthouse Day


On National Lighthouse Day, August 7, we celebrated how these scenic, historic structures comforted travelers throughout the centuries.

In 1789, the U.S. Congress passed an act securing the protection of all lighthouses under federal support.

If you ever visit a lighthouse, you’ll understand the serenity and stability they represent to viewers on land.

While lighthouse technology has evolved over time, lighthouses were once widely used to mark dangerous reefs, shorelines or harbors.

Yesterday, we imagined how a lighthouse’s beacon of light offered hope to those seeking land in the midst of stormy seas and dark nights.

Banner Image: Taken last night onboard the National Lighthouse Museum Gala. Image Credit – Robert Zuffi. Jr 


National Lighthouse Museum

The National Lighthouse Museum’s Board of Trustees, Advisors and FRIENDS are dedicated to the full development of the National Lighthouse Museum on the site of the US Light House Service General Depot on Staten Island from 1864 to 1939. Partnering with government agencies, non-profits, corporations, foundations, and other organizations, we will work to promote and support historical, educational, cultural, recreational, and other related activities at the site, while maintaining the navigational significance and maritime heritage of lighthouses throughout the world. The Mission is in consonance with the Purposes of the National Lighthouse Museum as they are documented in Article II of the museum by-laws:

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