Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society
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.
Upcoming events this week
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is kicking off the 2022 Summer season and 200th anniversary with a special event this Saturday, May 21 from noon -4pm
Upcoming events next week
The 2022 Summer Season offically begins on Saturday, May 28 at noon. The lighthouse, museums and gift shop will now be open daily from noon to 4pm. Hope to see you soon!
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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.
New Paths Installed
Two new brick paths have been installed on the lighthouse grounds. One path leads from the lighthouse to the brick circle and the other leads from the restroom to the driveway. The final landscaping will be completed as the weather allows, but should be done and beautiful this summer.
Just as with the restroom project, the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources joined forces to complete the latest improvement to the park.
The Lighthouse tours are offered daily (weather permitting) from noon to 3:40 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
The construction of a replica of the 1876 U.S. Lifesaving Station was completed in 2016.
The present Keeper’s House was constructed in 1880 and was home to 16 keepers and their families.
The Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, with the help of the Historical Society, is currently selling commemorative bricks for the brick pathway.
The Lighthouse and Museums are closed until Memorial Day weekend.
Join the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society as a member or a volunteer.
THINGS TO DO
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.
See the Fresnel lens and learn about the history of the lighthouse.
Visit the Replica of the Lifesaving Station. Look at the exhibits and imagine what it was like to rescue boats and sailors in distress.
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
Visit the museum
Learn about the Lifesaving Service
Enjoy the waterfront
Pack a picnic
Take some pictures