National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island

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The National Lighthouse Museum is a museum in St. George, Staten Island, New York City, United States, that is dedicated to the history of lighthouses and their keepers. It officially opened in 2015. The museum is located within the former Foundry Building of the United States Lighthouse Service General Depot, later the Staten Island Coast Guard Station.

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  • National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island is a gem. Bob is the best guide ever so passionate. Check it out support local business and key points of history.  more »
  • I am so pleased I found this compact and informative museum (expansion coming in the next few years). Friendly and knowledgeable staff and some good exhibits (a big "thank you" to Jim for the...  more »
  • Small and quaint museum with a lot of figurines of light houses. Some interesting pieces of light house hardware and a full sized rescue boat with colonial mannequin. There are helpful guides who walk you through and give you a bit of history on light houses. There are a lot of pictures of lighthouses and it did inspire me to go visit some lighthouses.
  • Worth a visit. You'll learn a ton about light houses and their history. If you are lucky, Jim, one of the guides will share his enthusiasm about the museum, its history, its future, and of course the light houses!
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