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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. 


Listen to a podcast about our Lighthouse 

 

1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Museum

HOURS

PHONE

262-268-9150

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

ADMISSIONS

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

Traveling Exhibit

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

LOCATION

311 Johnson St

Port Washington, WI 53074

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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Historic Lighthouses of
Port Washington


Available through the
Port Washington Historical Society

 

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