Come explore Florida's lighthouses! Florida didn't gain statehood until 1845 but there were already 13 lighthouses and 2 lightships protecting our coast and keys. Regrettably, only two of those lighthouses are still standing (Amelia Island and St. Marks). Today, there are 29 lighthouse towers dotted along our 1,350 miles of coastline and 113 miles of keys. These lighthouses need your support and all need continuing restoration work so they will be preserved for future generations.
Florida Lighthouse Association (FLA) is a not-for-profit membership organization. Our members play a critical role in our mission of preserving, restoring, protecting and defending Florida’s remaining lighthouse towers. By joining FLA, you support our mission and will enjoy our three membership meetings that end with a lighthouse visit. Speakers include local historians and sometimes, keeper's descendants.
Run by a volunteer Board of Directors, FLA supports lighthouse organizations through knowledge sharing and two types of grants. Financial support for FLA’s mission comes from membership dues, charitable gifts and "Visit our Lights" license plate sales.
You can protect Florida's lighthouses! Here’s how...
Become a member and support FLA's mission.
Make a charitable gift to FLA – gifts from individuals play a major role in helping us operate as an organization and finances our educational and support grants.
If you are a Florida resident, buy a "Visit Our Lights" specialty license plate for your car. We receive $25 for each new plate and renewals. FLA commits 90% of these proceeds to grants for Florida lighthouse groups' historic restoration and preservation efforts.
Volunteer to serve on a committee.
Visit one of Florida’s lighthouses.
Thank you for visiting our site and for your interest in lighthouses. Your opinion matters – please send me your comments: President@FloridaLighthouses.org.
Please help keep our lights bright!