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National Lighthouse Museum
The National Lighthouse Museum is located on the waterfront in Staten Island‘s historic St. George neighborhood. National Lighthouse Museum is a fascinating destination that celebrates the history and culture of lighthouses in America. The museum is housed in the former United States Lighthouse Service General Depot, which was once used to store supplies and equipment for lighthouses around the country.
The museum’s exhibits showcase the important role that lighthouses have played in American history, from their use in navigation and commerce to their significance as symbols of safety and hope. Visitors can explore the evolution of lighthouse technology and design, learn about the lives of the keepers who tended the lights, and discover the unique stories of lighthouses and their communities.
One of the highlights of the museum is the collection of artifacts and memorabilia from lighthouses around the country. The museum’s collection includes everything from navigational tools and lanterns to photographs and personal items belonging to lighthouse keepers and their families.
In addition to its exhibits, the museum offers a variety of educational programs and events for visitors of all ages. These programs include guided tours, workshops, and lectures on topics ranging from maritime history to environmental conservation.
One of the most unique features of the museum is the opportunity to climb the tower of the museum’s own lighthouse, the Ambrose Lightship. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower and enjoy stunning views of the harbor and the city skyline, while learning about the history and operation of the lightship.
The National Lighthouse Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, maritime culture, or lighthouses. With its engaging exhibits, beautiful location, and wide range of educational programs and events, it’s a true beacon of history and culture in the heart of Staten Island.
Check out another Staten Island hot spot: Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach
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The Restoration Group is a full-service damage restoration company serving the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Specifically, we cover these areas:
- New Jersey – Maywood, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County