Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

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Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
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C M
Howard, OH3,301 contributions
Limited hours, but still a good photo opp.
Apr 2021
The museum was not open when we went. It's still a great photo opp. There is a large non working lighthouse at the museum entrance. The Fairport Harbor Lighthouse is on Lake Erie.
Written April 27, 2021
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gehringj66az
Portage Lakes, OH68 contributions
A must see for all history buffs.
Jul 2020 • Solo
This 1871 tower and keeper's building in nearby Fairport Harbor have been on my bucket list for a long time. There is a local TV station that did a segment on Fairport Harbor and showed the dilemma they are facing at the lighthouse because of government lockouts resulting in diminished revenue for upkeep of this fine resource. That's what made me get up and go for a visit today.
First I emailed the keeper for information on hours and prices so I could plan my trip a little in advance.
I took a few photos around the tower and I will attempt to share them here.
The museum has so many archives and relics from a bygone age of Great Lakes shipping (not SO very far in the past after all) that cannot be cataloged, in my opinion.

Written July 22, 2020
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JBH
219 contributions
Nice museum tour and fun to climb the lighthouse
Sep 2019
We called ahead to set up a tour for our family. The tour guide seemed very excited about us coming and seemed to enjoy sharing information about the museum. Our littlest was afraid of the stairs in the lighthouse and wouldn't climb.

This is where the famous ghost cat was discovered and seems to be one of the most popular features for some people (the mummified cat is on display). We found the ship cabin to be the best museum feature however.

If you are planning to be in the area, call and see if you can stop in for a short visit.
Written December 15, 2019
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VegGardenPro
Cohocton, NY106 contributions
Hidden Treasure
Aug 2019
Lovely collection of Great Lakes items. The lighthouse is a gem and its cast iron stairs are exquisite. There is a wheelhouse that was moved to be an addition to the museum. The museum staff were kind and helpful. The ghost cat story adds some mystery and a very interesting story.
Written August 8, 2019
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kscharf5699
Cleveland, OH30 contributions
Lighthouse
Aug 2018 • Family
Go up in the little light house and stroll through the museum and learn about the local lore and history. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful veiws of the Great Lake Erie.
Written July 28, 2019
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GayleP866
Houston, TX76 contributions
Lighthouse
Dec 2018 • Family
Always enjoy getting to see the boats stored, The lighthouse & museum, It is cool to see the light on in the light house
Written January 2, 2019
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Sharon J
Willowick35 contributions
small but nice
Jun 2018 • Family
small lighthouse, but the people are very informative and nice. Good for a day time place to go and hang out. We climbed the lighthouse and there is a very nice view from the top. We visit at least once a year and are never bored.
Written December 31, 2018
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tekkybob
Wallingford, CT67 contributions
a hidden goldmine of artifacts and maritime information
Jul 2018 • Couples
We travel around the country looking for lighthouses and stumbled on the Fairport Harbor Museum. I was amazed at the contents and memorabilia in each room dated back many years. We spent lots of time going through each room and learning of the shipping and factories in the area covering many decades. After thoroughly enjoying the museum we had the pleasure of climbing the tower and experiencing the view covering the entire harbor and beyond. The grounds around the lighthouse and museum have other artifacts surrounding it.
Written July 11, 2018
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annabW3432JC
99 contributions
Lighthouse
Oct 2017 • Friends
What a stroke of luck, lighthouse was supposed to be closed but was open for a special event. We were able to visit the museum and climb to the top of the lighthouse. There is a wonderful view from the top but hold on to your camera, it's really windy. The lady in the museum is very nice and will give you a ribbon for climbing the to the top of the lighthouse! Neat and unexpected treat and all for only $5.
Written October 7, 2017
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James H
Rocky River, OH216 contributions
Nice museum, small but plenty to see
Aug 2017 • Couples
Nice museum full of great lake memorabilia, focus on eastern portion of Lake Erie. The lighthouse is worth the effort to get to the top. Great views of harbor. Be warned it is a steep spiral staircase and a little tricky at the top. Volunteers in museum are friendly!
Veterans are free, $4 seniors $5non-senior. Not sure about children $.
Written August 19, 2017
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