Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society

Marblehead, Ohio

Hope you enjoy a view of our lighthouse brought to you by First to Travel

 

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.

 
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 The restrooms are now done and open!

If you haven't stopped by to see the end result of five years of planning, fund raising and construction by the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society, make sure to visit.  We think you will be impressed with the end result. When dedicated people get together - great things happen.  This building was funded by private donations, tower ticket sales, gift shop sales and many volunteer hours.

In addition to the restroom, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources joined us in this project by providing the landscaping around the building and added a new traffic loop and additional parking spaces. This was a great example of two organizations working together for a common cause.

Please be assured, now that the restroom project is completed and all of the facilities are reopened, we are be planning our next project to enhance our favorite park. Your continued support and encouragement is greatly appreciated. If you would like to volunteer  or be a part of our organization to help the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, please contact us for more information.
 
Lighthouse Tower
Lighthouse Tower

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

Lifesaving Station
Lifesaving Station

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

Keeper's House
Keeper's House

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

Bricks
Bricks

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

Hours
Hours

The Lighthouse and Museums are now open for the Summer of 2021 season.

Historical Society Members
Historical Society Members

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

 

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