Washington State Parks Lighthouse Docents

Jim Harnish

Our volunteer educators keep lighthouse history shining

They are historians, storytellers, researchers, guides and greeters. Our docents are the modern-day version of lighthouse keepers, a volunteer corps of maritime enthusiasts who keep Northwest history alive for both visitors and residents. Without the docents, we couldn’t keep the lighthouses open to the public.

With funding provided through the sales of Washington Lighthouse license plates, docents receive training in lighthouse and maritime history. This training helps docents:

Do you love lighthouses and maritime history? Can you weave a good story that entertains visitors?

Meet the Docents Lee Hart kept the lighthouse light shining since 2001.

Information on volunteering.