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.

HOURS

REOPENING

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.

PHONE

262-284-2506

VOLUNTEER

ADMISSIONS

 

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.

 

LOCATION

311 Johnson St

Port Washington, WI 53074

Visitors in the Light Station Tower

Panoramic view from tower

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.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

ABOUT US

The Port Washington Historical Society was founded in 1991. Over the years the organization has demonstrated its strong volunteer commitment as a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation, advancement and dissemination of the history of the Port Washington area.

ADDRESS

Port Washington Historical Society

P.O. Box 491
Port Washington, WI 53074

Phone: 262-268-9150

porthistinfo@gmail.com

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