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 door on the rear west side of the Light Station is an accessible entrance to the first floor museum.
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New Hours in 2024
OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK
Memorial Day Weekend to
Labor Day Weekend
May 25 - September 1
Wednesdays through Sundays
11:30AM to 3:30PM
Adults - $5
Children 6 – 17 - $2
Children Under 5- Free
Touring the Lighthouse Museum - all ages.
Children must be at least 40 inches tall
to climb the tower.
All Port Washington Historical Society members receive free admission.
June 25-July 23, 2024
Great Lakes Small Streams -How Water Shapes Wisconsin
Included with Lighthouse Admission
An exhibit exploring our state's long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways
311 Johnson St
Port Washington, WI 53074
Volunteers are essential to our success! Our guides share a wide variety of abilities, skills, and interests. No prior experiences or knowledge of lighthouses is necessary.
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Thank you for your interest in learning how you can be a part of our mission.