Lighthouses – Showcasing New England’s Maritime History


Preservation is of great importance to our nation, as it encourages people living in the present to blend with the past, forming a link between different time periods. That is why, during the month of May, we celebrate National Preservation Month, a…

The Extraordinary Saga of Gay Head Light


Moving an iconic 160-year-old, 400-ton national treasure from an eroding coastal bluff takes collaboration, and perseverance. Located at the western tip of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Gay Head Light was built in 1856 when the channel below the…

Lighthouse Sold! What Happens Next?


Thanks to GSA’s National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA) program, people have an opportunity to own or manage their very own guiding light. Some lighthouses are bought by organizations, others by individuals. …

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-23