Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society

Marblehead, Ohio

Join us as we celebrate
our 200th anniversary 

We are the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the
Great Lakes
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Watch the video below for a sneak peak of what you will find when you visit

 

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.

Upcoming events 


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.
 

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 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.

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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

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Read some of the press we have been getting

February 2022
February 2022

February 2022 News Release

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Ohio Magazine - Outdoor Issue
Ohio Magazine - Outdoor Issue

Ohio Magazine article on Ohio Lighthouses (see pgs. 54-55

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Ohio Magazine Insert
Ohio Magazine Insert

Ohio Magazine flip book - Marblehead Lighthouse Insert

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Cleveland.com
Cleveland.com

May 2022 Travel Information in Cleveland.com

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May 2022
May 2022

May 2022 News Release

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Lighthouse Digest
Lighthouse Digest

Article appeared in the Lighthouse Digest May-June 2022 edition

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Toledo Blade Peach Section
Toledo Blade Peach Section

Toledo Blade Peach Section - June 11,2022

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Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Dispatch

Special travel article in the Columbus Dispatch 6/2/22

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New Sign Installed

Ever wondered how to order a brick?

How about 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

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Lighthouse Tower
Lighthouse Tower

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

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Lifesaving Station
Lifesaving Station

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

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Keeper's House
Keeper's House

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

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Bricks
Bricks

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

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Hours
Hours

The Lighthouse and Museums are closed until Memorial Day weekend.

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Historical Society Members
Historical Society Members

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

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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