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How to Stay Overnight at a Lighthouse

Here's how to find out what lighthouses offer overnight accommodations and how to make reservations.

Difficulty Level: Easy Time Required: Variable (usually less than 15 minutes)

Here's How:
  1. A list of lighthouses offering accommodations can be found at http://lighthouse.cc/links/overnight.html. Listings here are arranged by US region.

  2. Click on lighthouse/s of your choice.
  3. Read descriptive information.

  4. Call lighthouse to check for availability and book reservation.


  1. Check for seasonal discounts and ask if reservation costs are per person, for parties of two, four, etc.

  2. Inquire about meals and amenities, which vary greatly from place to place. At some lighthouses you may receive a five-course gourmet meal, while at others overnight guests may be required to bring their own drinking water and food.

  3. Ask about guest tours and nearby points of interest.

  4. If you are interested in visiting a lighthouse, but not in staying overnight, see the National Park Service list of publicly accessible lighthouses at Lighthouse Heritage. It is arranged alphabetically by state.

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