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Lighthouses are located throughout the coasts and waterways of the country. These lighthouses offer visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of water transportation and safety. Here are some of the best lighthouses located throughout the country.


Au Sable Light Station

This is a historic lighthouse and accompanying buildings at Au Sable Point. Visitors can explore the lighthouse and can also take the trail to the beach to see the remains of shipwrecks along the shoreline. The Au Sable Light Station is just one of a wide variety of maritime and historic points of interest within the Pictured Rocks National Seashore.

Cape May Light House

This attraction is located within Cape May State Park. Visitors to Cape May will learn that this lighthouse is located on the southern tip of New Jersey and has a long history of being an important aid to sailors. The view from the top of the Cape May Light House is also spectacular and is a fantastic destination for all visitors.

Cape Mendocino Light

This lighthouse was moved by helicopter to Mal Coombs Park, where the lighthouse can be seen today at Point Delgado. The restored lighthouse has a long history that visitors can learn while taking a tour of the building.

Highland Light

This lighthouse is one of the various lighthouses on Cape Cod. Lighthouses on Cape Cod have warned sailors for hundreds of years about the dangers in the waters below. Today visitors can explore the oldest and highest of these lighthouses, Highland Light. From the observation deck there are amazing views of the ocean and surrounding landscape.

Huntington Island Lighthouse

Visitors to Huntington Island State Park should be sure to spend some time at the Hunting Island Lighthouse, which is open to the public. From the top of the lighthouse visitors can see for miles, enjoying views of the ocean and surrounding sea islands.

Burnt Island Light and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

The Burnt Island Light is located near Boothbay Harbor, and offers a wonderful tour. This is another one of 65 lighthouses standing along the coast of Maine. This lighthouse is rented to visitors on a weekly basis.

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The Point Reyes Lighthouse is located about 45 minutes into Point Reyes National Park. Visitors can start at the Point Reyes Lighthouse visitor center. From the visitors center, travelers can view the lighthouse itself from an observation deck. There is a path down to the lighthouse, which includes 308 stairs.

Port Isabel Lighthouse

The Port Isabel Lighthouse is a great spot to start learning about the area's history. Construction of the Lighthouse began in 1851, and has stood as an important landmark in Port Isabel since that time. Today, visitors can tour the Port Isabel Lighthouse, and learn about the long and fascinating history of this coastal region.



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