Support our non-profit mission
Please join us in fulfilling our mission to discover, preserve, present, and keep alive the stories of the Nation’s Oldest Port™.
The Museum continues to build on the legacy established by the Junior Service League of St. Augustine (JSL) by working to preserve all the historic structures on our Light Station property. Including the 1876 Keepers’ House, 1874 lighthouse tower, two WWII-era buildings, the U.S. Coast Guard Coastal Lookout Building, and the U.S. Navy Beach Patrol Jeep maintenance garage, which served as part of the coastal response to WWII.
Save veterans’ stories
WWII Veterans pass away each day, and their stories are forgotten. That’s why there’s no time to waste! We must save their stories before they are lost FOREVER.
Support maritime education
Our maritime research program is a premier destination for college students seeking hands-on professional training in underwater archaeology.
Our maritime research program is a premier destination for college students seeking hands-on professional training in underwater archaeology. We provide one of the few places in the world where students can receive the necessary education and training to become underwater archaeologists. By supporting this program with your donations, you empower the next generation of scientists to dive deep and explore how the sea connects us all.
We also share the maritime culture and heritage of Northeast Florida with more than 43,000 school-age children each year through tours, field trips, and camps. Many of the students who participate in our camp programs are at-risk students who receive scholarships. Our youth educational programs provide engaging, hands-on activities such as traditional Menorcan cast-net making, ship model building, and artifact preservation for students in grades K-8. Thank you for stepping up!