Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Photo Credit: Tim Edwards

From Route 2, Take 269 Exit (Marblehead). Take Route 269 right to Route 135 (E. Bayshore Road). Lighthouse is located at tip of peninsula. To reach the lighthouse through the Village of Marblehead, take Route 269 Exit to the left and turn right on Route 163.

Overlooking Sandusky Bay and operating since 1822, the Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes. Visit the Keeper’s House next door for displays related to lighthouse history and a Fresnel lens added to the lighthouse in 1905.

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Vistor Info:
Although the state park is open year round, Marblehead Lighthouse is open daily from noon-4 p.m. beginning the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The lighthouse is also open the second Saturday in October for the Lighthouse Festival (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.). Cost to climb the lighthouse is $3 for adults and children ages 6 and up. Children under age 6 are free. Last trip to the top starts at 3:40 p.m. Cash only. The Keeper's House and Lifesaving Station museums are open during the same hours as the lighthouse. There is no charge to visit the museums.