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Amazing view from the Top

It is worth the 76 steps to the top to see the amazing view of the islands, Cedar Point and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kirk K
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great daytrip!

Pick a date the keeper's house, lifesaving station, and lighthouse are all open...great volunteers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scribe4159
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One of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes, it towers 65 feet into the air.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is worth the 76 steps to the top to see the amazing view of the islands, Cedar Point and surrounding lake view. Lots of interesting history as well told here and in photos and memorabilia in the museum/historical center.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kirk K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pick a date the keeper's house, lifesaving station, and lighthouse are all open...great volunteers, museum, gift shop, and small fee to climb the lighthouse. We lucked into the annual Lakeside Perch Festival with a fish fry and vendors. Don't miss the Confederate Cemetery on a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got up early to see the sunrise over Lake Erie and it was worth it. Got great pictures and after the sun is up, time for breakfast.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank William O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to climb the tower and I did, in the first group at 12 noon sharp. The cost is 3 bucks to go up. The wind was wild at the top and fixing to rain. The man who was stationed at the top said...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are able to go on top you can see a beautiful lake. Super place to take pictures out by the lake or from lighthouse.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rev71H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marblehead lighthouse was built in 1821 and is funded by the Marblehead Loghtouse Historical Society. The fee to climb the 77 steps to the top if $3.00 (cash only). Once on the walkway at the top, you can see Kelly's Island and Puttin Bay (in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your able the stairs up to the top is well worth the effort! Proved you are OK with heights and metal winding stairs! LOL

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MarkF941
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views, beautiful lighthouse. We got there late and the tours were over but it would have been nice to be able to go in the lighthouse. But the views were spectacular anyway

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ohcp190
Reviewed August 15, 2019

This lighthouse is nice and makes a good photo op. I loved that you could have access to the rock shoreline and be right next to the water. There was plenty of trees in the area so you can always get out of the sun....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank boxerjake
Reviewed August 6, 2019

A friend and I visited the lighthouse and the surrounding park. The volunteers that worked there were quite knowledgeable about the lighthouse and its history. The park with its view of Lake Erie were also beautiful

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank pat h
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occams-razor
June 2, 2019|
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Response from mimibobo23 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the site. Parking was free.
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August 12, 2018|
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The park is free. Parking at times may be a challenge if this is the case just circle around and wait , something will open up. The lighthouse may not always be open. From what I have read in the past there is a minimal fee... More
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sassynwild55
June 26, 2018|
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Response from gary l | Reviewed this property |
even though I have not been there at that time, I was told yes, fireworks can be seen fro the lighthouse & even just by the shore
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