Fodor's Expert Review National Lighthouse Museum

Staten Island Museum/Gallery
Just a short stroll from the ferry terminal, this museum sheds "light" on lighthouse history throughout America. It's housed in a 1912 foundry that was once part of an 18-building complex for the U.S. Lighthouse Service General Depot, which was the center of all lighthouse operations in the country from 1864 to1939. Only six structures remain, including underground vaults, an administration building where architects designed the country's lighthouses, and buildings where Fresnel lenses were assembled. Self-guided visits through the small museum take in exhibits and artifacts surrounding the history, technology, and keepers behind lighthouses, illustrating the role they collectively played in American maritime history. The museum is a five-minute walk south of the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
Museum/Gallery Historical

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200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
Staten Island, New York  10301, USA


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Rate Includes: $5, Closed Mon.

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