Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society
Photo by Paul Carpenter
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.
Our latest project, a new restroom facility, is a joint effort with the State of Ohio. The State began work on the project last year when they reconfigured the traffic flow and creating a larger parking area. As the project progresses, they will be completing all of the work needed to upgrade the site. The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society's portion of the project is to construct the building and install the utilities, which were completed over the winter. Construction of the building began in mid-June, with a tentative completion date of late summer/early fall.
Because of the money we are able to raise each summer through a portion of the ticket sales and through the gift shop, we are able to fund projects to benefit the park. When we began planning this project several years ago and created our budget, we had no idea that a global pandemic would impact our funding during the construction phase. We had already begun this project before we realized that we would not be open for business as usual this summer. Without some additional funding to offset our reduced income, we may have to wait until next year to put the final touches on the building. If you would like to make sure this project is completed this year as planned, we are asking for our visitors to help us by making a donation using the button above.
Please be assured that once the restroom project is completed and all of the facilities are reopened, we will be planning our next project to enhance our favorite park. Your continuted 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.
Lifesaving StationThe construction of a replica of the 1876 U.S. Lifesaving Station was completed in 2016.
Keeper's HouseThe present Keeper’s House was constructed in 1880 and was home to 16 keepers and their families.
BricksThe Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, with the help of the Historical Society, is currently selling commemorative bricks for the brick pathway.
THINGS TO DO
Climb the 77 steps to the top. Tickets are sold at the tower. Admission age 6 and up - $3. 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.