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.

1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Museum

HOURS

July 10 through August 15, 2021

Saturday and Sunday 12PM to 3PM

June 18 through August 13, 2021   

Friday-Only Tours by Appointment 

with a week advance notice. 

Call 262-268-9150 to prepay admission fees.  Minimum of four required. 

PHONE

262-284-2506

VOLUNTEER

ADMISSIONS

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.

LOCATION

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.

 

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Visitors in the Light Station Tower

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Panoramic view from tower

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The Light On The House At The Top Of The Stairs

A newly released book

 by Pat Curtiss.

Available now through the Port Washington Historical Society.

 

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