The National Lighthouse Museum is a one of a kind museum dedicated to the history of lighthouses around the country. The museum is located on Staten Island on the grounds of the future Lighthouse Point adjacent to the St. George Ferry Terminal. The site was chosen for the museum following a nation-wide Request for Proposals issued by the American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee in 1998. 17 proposals were submitted from organizations throughout the nation. Ultimately, it was a group of Staten Islanders who submitted a proposal in partnership with New York City Economic Development Corporation who won the bid offering the former U.S. Lighthouse Service General Depot at St. George as the site.
Today the National Lighthouse Museum is being operated by a group of volunteers dedicated to celebrating the history of lighthouses and preserving those that remain for future generations.
The organization hosts regular events including an annual boat ride and lighthouse tour. The gift shop displays handmade goods and art from local makers.
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