Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society

Marblehead, Ohio

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ABOUT

The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society is a non-profit organization formed to establish a museum for the preservation of the history of this unique village on the shores of Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay, with a special interest in its historic Marblehead Lighthouse.

The Marblehead Lighthouse State Park is open all year, but the buildings are closed until Memorial Day weekend.

Marblehead LIghthouse and Mars

Marblehead Lighthouse with Venus

Photo byTony Everhardt

Scroll down the article below to hear a podcast all about
the Marblehead Lighthouse

 

Christmas came early this year

 
This fall, Keystone Ridge Designs had been working on manufacturing some benches for our lobby. We chose a style that we thought complemented the lobby, then they created a laser cut design. This made these benches uniquely ours.
When we started looking for benches for the restroom, we were looking for something sturdy and well-made. Keystone Ridge was the obvious choice for several reasons - this company is a family owned and operated company located in Pennsylvania, and it has ties to a local Lakeside family. They were also pleased to be able to contribute to the restroom project financially and with their products.
We couldn't be happier with our benches and appreciate the service and quality. They also created the plaques that are located outside the restroom and lifesaving station to remind our visitors that their contributions, purchases and donations funded the construction of both buildings.
For now, you will have to peek through the windows, but this spring you will be able to test them out.
 
Lighthouse Tower
Lighthouse Tower

The Lighthouse tours are offered daily (weather permitting) from noon to 3:40 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

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Lifesaving Station
Lifesaving Station

The construction of a replica of the 1876 U.S. Lifesaving Station was completed in 2016.

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Keeper's House
Keeper's House

The present Keeper’s House was constructed in 1880 and was home to 16 keepers and their families.

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Bricks
Bricks

The Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, with the help of the Historical Society, is currently selling commemorative bricks for the brick pathway.

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Hours
Hours

The Lighthouse and Museums are closed until Memorial Day weekend.

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Historical Society Members
Historical Society Members

Join the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society as a member or a volunteer.

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THINGS TO DO

Climb the Tower

 

Climb the 77 steps to the top.  Tickets for a given day are sold only at the tower beginning at noon.  Admission age 6 and up - $3 (cash).

Under 6 - free.

Visit the Museum

 

See the Fresnel lens and learn about the history of the lighthouse.

Free admission.

Learn about the Lifesaving Service 

 

Visit the Replica of the Lifesaving Station.  Look at the exhibits and imagine what it was like to rescue boats and sailors in distress.

Free admission.

Enjoy the Waterfront

 

From the Lighthouse property, you will have a great view of Kelley's Island, South Bass Island and Cedar Point.  The views are breathtaking.

Pack a Picnic 

 

The perfect place for a picnic.  Bring some food and spend some time.

Take some pictures

 

The Marblehead Lighthouse is one of the most photographed landmarks in Ohio.  Each day and season brings a new beauty to the park.

 
Climb the tower

Climb the tower

Visit the museum

Visit the museum

Learn about the Lifesaving Service

Learn about the Lifesaving Service

Enjoy the waterfront

Enjoy the waterfront

Pack a picnic

Pack a picnic

Take some pictures

Take some pictures