Tourist In Your Own Town

Tourist In Your Own Town #45 - National Lighthouse Museum

The National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island is a reminder of how lighthouses played an important role in the security and well being of New York and the United States. The museum is located in one of the buildings of the former lighthouse depot complex that dates back to 1862. The organization offers special events, lectures and occasional boat tours to nearby lighthouses.

The complex includes the landmarked 1868-69 Office Administration Building. It is the only remaining Alfred B. Mullett designed building in New York City. Mullett was the supervising architect of the U.S. Treasury and designed the old New York General Post Office that once stood in City Hall Park.

The museum is located just south of the St. George (Staten Island) Ferry Terminal, about a five-minute walk. Check the website for hours & fees; they are closed on Mondays.

Tourist In Your Own Town #45 - National Lighthouse Museum from New York Landmarks Conservancy on Vimeo.