The Morris Island Lighthouse
(The Old Charleston Light)
Built in 1876 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, the Morris Island Lighthouse is one of Charleston’s best known and most beloved landmarks.
During its peak years, the lighthouse stood among several buildings, which formed a major light station. Today, most of the island is gone due to significant erosion, leaving the lighthouse 1600 feet offshore. For more than a century, the Morris Island Lighthouse has weathered ocean currents, earthquakes, and hurricanes, but is now in eminent danger of being destroyed by neglect.
The mission of Save The Light is to stabilize and preserve the Morris Island Lighthouse for the people of South Carolina & lighthouse lover’s everywhere.