Alcatraz Lighthouse
Old and New Akranes
North Ronaldsay
Bar Harbor
Point Amour Lighthouse
Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse
The Alamo
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Space Needle


Apr 15 to Apr 23, 2023


Aug 02 to Aug 19, 2022
Aug 25 to Sep 09, 2022
Nov 05 to Nov 29, 2022
Jun 11 to Jun 23, 2023

Curious about what our tours are like? View our Tour Retrospectives on our Lighthouse Videos page to see presentations about past tours.
We also have a special preview presentation of our Italy 2022 tour that you can view there as well.

Tour Retrospectives Videos Page

2023 Tour Preview - Domestic Tours

  • ​Northern California - April 15 to April 23
  • Outer Banks - May 5 to May 14
  • North Lake Michigan - July 15 to July 23
  • Maine 3/New Brunswick - October 1 to October 7

2023 Tour Preview - International Tours

  • Iceland - June 11 to June 23
  • Nova Scotia - August 12 to August 27
  • Spain - September 15 to September 27
  • Patagonia - November 4 to November 18
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Excursions

Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit and tour the restored interior of this offshore light station, the last intact screwpile lighthouse in its original location, in the magnificent Chesepeake Bay!
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Experience Amazing Lighthouse Tours

There is no more wonderful experience than visiting, photographing and, whenever possible, climbing up a lighthouse. Counting the steps to the top, you can imagine the complex life and responsibilities for lighthouse keepers. With each light station visit, you’ll learn about the special circumstances that surrounded keeping the light burning. You’ll develop an appreciation for each lighthouse’s history and discover what makes them special.

Lighthouses were often built in remote locations (on both land and at sea) making some challenging to access, or are active Coast Guard stations closed to the general public. Also, lighthouses are sometimes open seasonally for limited hours. But you’re in luck! Our tours are designed to overcome these obstacles. We’ll arrange access and transportation on vessels to reach our destinations. A tour with the U.S. Lighthouse Society will be an exciting, lifetime experience full of incredible memories for all lighthouse enthusiasts.

Download and print our 2022 Tour Registration Form

Download and print our 2023 Tour Registration Form


Enjoy unparalleled access to lighthouses, lighthouse cruises, historical & cultural sites and Coast Guard installations, all while enjoying the company of fellow enthusiasts.

Join a U.S. Lighthouse Society Tour and experience an exciting adventure while helping to preserve lighthouses for future generations! The U.S. Lighthouse Society is a nonprofit, charitable organization and the proceeds from each trip are directed to supporting our mission of lighthouse preservation and education. We make financial contributions to lighthouses visited on tours, emphasizing our dedication to the preservation movement. Another benefit of joining a Society Tour is that a portion of your tour registration fee is tax-deductible.

Lighthouse Cruises
See our list of lighthouse cruises across the U.S.

Tour and traveling Adventures

U.S. Lighthouse Society Tours are fun, stimulating adventures designed to captivate our members. Our routes are specifically developed to maximize not only lighthouse touring, but also to help you gain a better understanding of the culture and communities in which lighthouses are located. The Society has visited some amazing locations over the years during our tours:

Some of The Places We've been

  • CN Tower - Canada Lighthouse Tour
  • Niagara Falls - Lake Ontario Lighthouse Tour
  • Arizona Memorial - Hawaii Lighthouse Tour
  • Statue of Liberty - New York Lighthouse Tour
  • Notre Dame - French Lighthouse Tour
  • Malbork Castle - Poland Lighthouse Tour
  • Meijer Gardens - Michigan Lighthouse Tour
  • Hearst Castle - California Lighthouse Tour

Lighthouse tours

Photos: 2009 Long Island Tour Group at Fire Island Lighthouse (top left); Lighthouse cruise 2008 Wales Tour (top middle); Niagara Falls (top right); Carol and Mary at Middle Bay (middle right); Hearst Castle (bottom left); Notre Dame (bottom right)