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.
July 10 through August 29, 2021
Saturday and Sunday 12PM to 3PM
June 18 through August 27, 2021
Friday-Only Tours by Appointment
with a week advance notice.
Adults - $5
Children 5 – 17 - $2
Children Under 4 - Free
(Credit or Debit Card Only)
All Port Washington Historical Society Members receive free admission.
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.
311 Johnson St
Port Washington, WI 53074
Visitors in the Light Station Tower
Panoramic view from tower