1860 LIGHT STATION
In 1849, a light tower was erected on top the north bluff overlooking downtown. Re-built in 1860, our historic light station includes the lighthouse with lantern room atop the modified school house design and keeper’s living quarters.
The highlight of every tour is the climb to the lantern room, featuring our replica 4th order Fresnel lens and fabulous views.
The Light Station is closed for the season.
Friday Only - Tours by Appointment
with a week advance notice.
Call 262-268-9150 to prepay admission fees. $50 plus a minimum of four required.
Adults - $5
Children 5 – 17 - $2
Children Under 4 - Free
Touring the Lighthouse Museum - all ages.
Children must be at least 10 years old
to climb the tower.
All Port Washington Historical Society Members receive free admission.
311 Johnson St
Port Washington, WI 53074
Docents greet visitors on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.
Docents are given the choice of conducting tours of the entire 1st and 2nd floors and lantern room or just doing the 1st floor tour with another guide taking over the 2nd floor and tower portion of the tour. Call to find out about volunteering.
Visitors in the Light Station Tower
Panoramic view from tower