To protect staff and visitors, the Portsmouth Museums are recommending masks for everyone ages 2 and above.

In 1989, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark. Now a museum, the ship’s quarters are fitted out with period accessories, photographs, models, and other maritime artifacts.


Meet the Crew

Get a glimpse into the life of the LIghtship Crew By Diane Cripps, Curator of History, Portsmouth Museums.

Virtual Tour

“Walk” through history by taking an interactive virtual tour of the Lightship PORTSMOUTH.

Stern of Pendleton

LV-101’s Most Famous Crewman

Seaman Ervin Maske and the Wreck of the Pendleton By Ross Patterson II, Assistant Curator, Portsmouth Museums