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.
Sunday, Aug 14 1:30 pm - 2:30pm
Orchestra Hall - Lakeside
Marblehead Lighthouse Builders and Keepers: 1821-1943"
The Marblehead Lighthouse was constructed of local limestone in 1821 and lit in 1822 by Benajah Wolcott, the first keeper. Fourteen more keepers followed, including two women, plus three assistant keepers. Lorrie Halblaub will talk about what she discovered about these individuals, how some were related, and how they fulfilled their responsibilities as lightkeepers.
Wednesday, Aug 17 noon - 4pm
Geocaching at the Lighthouse
What is a geocache? Come and learn about geocaching - a fun, free, family activity that can be done literally everywhere. There are geocaches at the lighthouse and around the world.
At noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, there will be an introduction to geocaching, the different types of geocaches and information about the new Adventure Labs launched recently by geocache.org.
Once you have learned about geocaching, your group can download the app the set out to find and complete a number of adventures in the park and around the peninsula (including the Wolcott Cemetery behind the Wolcott (the other Keeper's House) Homestead.
Thursday, Aug 18 6-7pm
Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society Meeting
Learn more about our volunteer organization that helps maintain and enhance the lighthouse grounds and operate the lifesaving station, museum and gift shop .www.facebook.com/events/272016091790968/272016108457633
Read some of the press we have been getting
February 2022 News Release
Ohio Magazine article on Ohio Lighthouses (see pgs. 54-55
Ohio Magazine flip book - Marblehead Lighthouse Insert
May 2022 Travel Information in Cleveland.com
May 2022 News Release
Article appeared in the Lighthouse Digest May-June 2022 edition
Toledo Blade Peach Section - June 11,2022
Special travel article in the Columbus Dispatch 6/2/22
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