The National Lighthouse Museum concept was born out of the need to educate and preserve the navigational history of lighthouses being lost due to modern technology such as GPS’s, solar panels etc. As these structures become obsolete, their desirable locations drew developers eager to build on the magnificent sites.
The site was selected from the many deserving entries considered because of its historic significance and because of its high profile location in one of the busiest harbors in the country. We opened the National Lighthouse Museum in Building #11 by 2014, then focused upon fund raising to open the expanded National Lighthouse Museum, Building # 10 within 3 years, in addition to supporting other maritime heritage site uses, benefiting the local community and the nation.
Visitors will see:
- Building 11 and current exhibits
- Exterior views of Building 10 and other historic buildings on the site
- Gifts and souvenirs for purchase in our gift shop
- A scenic views of New York Harbor from Pier 1
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