Lighthouse Museum

If you’re intrigued by the majesty of lighthouses like most of us, take a trip to Staten Island to explore the National Lighthouse Museum - an institution dedicated to preserving the navigational history of lighthouses. Modern technology gradually led lighthouses to become obsolete. Many of these stunning structures have been demolished over the years due to safety concerns from unstable foundations or community development plans. This museum was created by a community of supporters who work to prevent the destruction of lighthouses and educate the public on their historical beauty and importance.

The museum is located on the former site of the United States Lighthouse Service’s General Depot in St. George, Staten Island. The site was selected for the museum due to its historic significance in one of the busiest harbors in the country. The depot served as the central lighthouse technology and operations center for the entire country. In its heyday, it consisted of eighteen buildings and a series of piers created to design, fabricate and repair the components of the powerful lights that served to keep ships from harm’s way.

During your visit you will explore exhibits like the Wall of Lights, a display of over 160 miniature lighthouse models, as well as exhibits on lighthouse keepers, foghorns and sound signals, illuminants and optics. A visit to this museum is great for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy these majestic and historically vital structures.

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, SI, NY 10301

If you’re intrigued by the majesty of lighthouses like most of us, take a trip to Staten Island to explore the National Lighthouse Museum - an institution dedicated to preserving the navigational history of lighthouses. Modern technology gradually led lighthouses to become obsolete. Many of these stunning structures have been demolished over the years due to safety concerns from unstable foundations or community development plans. This museum was created by a community of supporters who work to prevent the destruction of lighthouses and educate the public on their historical beauty and importance.

The museum is located on the former site of the United States Lighthouse Service’s General Depot in St. George, Staten Island. The site was selected for the museum due to its historic significance in one of the busiest harbors in the country. The depot served as the central lighthouse technology and operations center for the entire country. In its heyday, it consisted of eighteen buildings and a series of piers created to design, fabricate and repair the components of the powerful lights that served to keep ships from harm’s way.

During your visit you will explore exhibits like the Wall of Lights, a display of over 160 miniature lighthouse models, as well as exhibits on lighthouse keepers, foghorns and sound signals, illuminants and optics. A visit to this museum is great for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy these majestic and historically vital structures.

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, SI, NY 10301

ADULT:

$5.00

CHILD:

$0.00

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adult:

$5.00

child:

$0.00

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