WHERE: 110 Lighthouse Drive (off SR 163-Main Street), Marblehead, OH
419-734-4424, ext. 2
Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society website: marbleheadlighthouseohio.org
WHEN: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. daily until Labor Day
The park grounds will be available dusk until dawn year round. The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society offers tours of the Lighthouse, Keeper’s House and U.S. Lifesaving Station museums from noon until 4 pm daily, from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend.
In the Lighthouse visitors can climb the 77 steps to the top of the oldest lighthouse in continuous service on the Great Lakes. Built in 1821 it is reputed to be the most photographed building in Ohio. The 1880 Keeper’s House contains a gift shop and museum exhibits covering the lighthouse history and history of Marblehead. The beautiful Fresnel lens used in the lighthouse from 1903 until the 1960’s is on display. The U.S. Lifesaving Station Museum is a replica of the structure built in Marblehead in 1876. It contains exhibits on the U.S. Lifesaving Service and a fully-restored 1931 Coast Guard surf boat on a marine railway. The exhibits cover rescue techniques and equipment and describe the transition of the Lifesaving Service into the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915.
The park grounds offer picnic and fishing opportunities, adequate parking and a newly-completed public restroom facility. The cost to climb the lighthouse is $3 for adults, with children under 6 admitted free. All other facilities and buildings are free of charge.
More detailed information, photographs, maps and our online Gift Shop can be found on our website at www.marbleheadlighthouseohio.org. You can also follow us on Facebook.