Created as a major “must-see” destination that celebrates and interprets the history, technology and people of American lighthouses, the National Lighthouse Museum and Educational Resource Center inspires appreciation for lighthouses and their keepers.
SKOLNICK was initially engaged in 2000 to conceive and develop an Interpretive Master Plan for a sprawling campus on the St. George waterfront in Staten Island, the historic site of the US Lighthouse Service main depot. The plan called for careful historic restoration and renovation of a number of buildings on the campus, site interpretation, and the creation of an engaging and educational interpretive experience within a new museum. The project’s founders returned to SKOLNICK in 2013, to complete and implement the design for the museum. The Grand Opening for the National Lighthouse Museum and Educational Resource Center took place on schedule on August 7, 2015, the 226th anniversary of Lighthouses Act of 1789, one of the first laws enacted by the First Congress of the United States.