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

2022 Hours

May 28 through September 4

1PM - 4PM

Saturday and Sunday

Group tours by appointment with a week advance notice are possible if docent available.  Email porthistinfo@gmail.com 

ADMISSIONS

Adults - $6
Children 6 – 17 - $3

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.

LOCATION

311 Johnson St

Port Washington, WI 53074

PHONE

262-268-9150

VOLUNTEER

 

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:

1860lighthousetours@gmail.com or

call 262-268-9150. 

 

Thank you for your interest in learning how you can be a part of our mission.


 

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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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