8 Must-See Lighthouses Across the U.S.

by Olivia Abel

It’s no wonder so many people love visiting lighthouses. These beautiful, one-of-a-kind structures transport us back to a bygone era when life was simpler and shipping was the center of both commerce and passenger travel. The fact that these beacons are often situated in spectacular natural settings doesn’t hurt either, while stories of lonely lighthouse keepers battling the elements only adds to the intrigue. Of the more than 750 now automated lighthouses in the U.S.—many preserved by dedicated volunteer groups and open to visitors—about 75 percent still serve as navigational devices. These are some of our favorites from across the country. 

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