Welcome to the HLPS Website
The Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society was founded in 1997 for the purpose of preserving the historic Hillsboro Light Station in its original form for the safety, enjoyment, and education of the public.
Our mission today is to promote the history of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Station and the Hillsboro Inlet area through preservation of structures and artifacts, education and public access tours.
The primary goals of the society at its inception were the restoration and repair of the Hillsboro Light's original Fresnel lens (pronounced: fray-nel) and its reactivation in the lighthouse beacon for the safety of the mariners on our waters; the opening of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and its grounds for the education and enjoyment of the public; and the continued support of the community in maintaining the lighthouse for future generations.
Working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the HLPS succeeded in its original goals. See our history page for detailed information on the society's efforts.
1907 - 2017
Special 110th Anniversary Events!
For all of you who are unaware of the importance of 2017, it is the lighthouse's 110th birthday!
In honor of this special occasion the HLPS is throwing the following events:
Membership Meeting and Beach Bash - Free to all members!
Saturday, February 11th
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Membership meeting from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Location: Pavilion #2 on Pompano Beach (Atlantic and A1A)
Free Food, Drink, Fun and Beach Activities for Active Members
(or those who join the HLPS at event)
All members are encouraged to attend and we are asking for voluntary donations of wine or spirits for our 110th Anniversary Gala Dinner being held on
Friday, March 10 (bottles / cases of champagne, wine, spirits appreciated)
Full Moon Gala Dinner
Friday, March 10th
5:30 pm - Until
($110 per person, RSVP Required)
Black & White Theme Attire Cocktail Hour with Appetizers, 6-7 PM 4 course catered meal by Hugh’s Catering, Live music, Dancing to Earl’s Trio, Silent Auction, Private Lighthouse Tours Including Len’s Room Tours.
Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hillsboro-inlet-lighthouse-fundrasing-gala-tickets-29980083236 for more information and to purchase tickets
(Closed toed flat shoes required to climb tower)
Two-Day 110th Birthday Celebration Tours
Saturday and Sunday, March 11th and 12th
Activities will Include Live Music, Art Vendors, Cottage Tours, Lens Room & Lighthouse Tours, Historical Societies, Silent Auction, Gift Shop, Birthday Cake & Special Guest Speakers
See the Tour Dates section of this website for more detailed information.