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Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society

Marblehead, Ohio

We hope you come visit, but this is the next best thing!

Thank you to Shores and Islands Ohio, ODNR, and Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society for bringing the webcam stream to you. 

Our Summer Concerts
We hope you join us-Bring a chair and enjoy the music

What's behind the


Stop on your way out of the park to learn more about quarrying on the peninsula

What's happening
at the lighthouse?

We have a variety of special programs planned for the summer.

  • Find your favorite events

  • Mark your calendar

  • Invite a friend

  • Join in the fun

Become a Member

We offer Family and Business Memberships

Why be a member?

  • As a family member,

    • you will get two free tickets for climbing the lighthouse in 2024

    • you will get a membership sticker

    • you will received newsletters

    • you will receive reminders of our meeting and minutes following the meeting

    • you will being helping support future projects. Projects we have funded in the past include constructing the lifesaving station, restoring the lifesaving boat, constructing the restrooms, developing the quarry exhibit, providing landscaping, repainting the top of the lighthouse

  • As a business member,​

    • you will get all of the family member benefits

    • plus inclusion in the "What's Nearby" app promoting local businesses that support the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society​

Watch the video below for a sneak peak of what you will find when you visit



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.  We work in cooperation with and provide support for the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, owned and operated by the State of Ohio.



Ever wondered how to order a brick?

How about how to find your brick?

A sign to help you with these two tasks has been installed near the compass rose.    

Thank you Keystone Ridge Designs for manufacturing such beautiful signs



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/credit).  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 Kelleys 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

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