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.
Saturday, May 27th through Sunday, September 3rd
Saturdays and Sundays
11:30am - 4pm
Adults - $5
Children 6 – 17 - $2
Children Under 5- Free
Touring the Lighthouse Museum - all ages.
Children must be at least 6 years old
to climb the tower.
Purchase A Timed Entry Ticket
All Port Washington Historical Society Members receive free admission.
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.
For additional information contact us at:
Thank you for your interest in learning how you can be a part of our mission.
311 Johnson St
Port Washington, WI 53074
Panoramic view from tower