The Fairport Harbor Marine Museum is the first Great Lakes Lighthouse
Marine Museum in the State of Ohio, as well as the United States.
The museum, which also has a small gift shop, is located at
129 Second St., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077.
For more information as to when the museum is open
call (440) 354-4825.
to the Museum and Tower
Adults - $4.00
Seniors - $3.00
Ages 6-12 - $2.00
Children Under 6, FHHS Members, & Active military with I.D. are FREE
Tours Available May 1st- Nov. 1st
FHHS Tour guide fee is $20 Minimum Charge - $20.00For more information E-mail
(children & chaperones) $1.00 each + museum tour guide fee.
$2.00 each person + museum tour guide fee.
The museum was founded in 1945 by the Fairport Harbor Historical
Society, which is devoted to preserving and perpetuating the historic
tradition of Fairport Harbor and the Great Lakes area. The original
lighthouse was completed in 1825. The tower stood thirty feet high,
capped with an octagonal-shaped iron lantern. The lighthouse was accompanied
by a two-story keeper's house.Due to deterioration the tower and keeper's
house had to be replaced. Rebuilt in 1871, the tower now stands sixty
feet high and has a spiral staircase of 69 steps which leads to an observation
platform.In 1925 the light in the tower (a third-order Fresnel lens)
was discontinued. It was replaced by a combination light and foghorn
station which was built on the west breakwater pier head.
The museum houses a number of artifacts pertaining
to life on the Great Lakes and other maritime exhibits. Attached to
the museum is the former pilothouse from the Great Lakes carrier the
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