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The Fairport Harbor
Marine Museum and Lighthouse

"The light that shone for 100 years"
1825 - 1925
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Summer Hours

Open on
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays & Legal Holidays
1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
From the Saturday before Memorial Day
through the 3rd Weekend in September.
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Special Tours by Appointment

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Northeastern Ohio
Inter-Museum Council


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Arriving in Fairport Harbor on
Saturday Dec. 6th at 10:00 am
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The Grinch will be "stealing" gifts from the village shops starting
at 10:00 am
Book signing at the Fairport Harbor Public Library from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Grinch reads
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
from the top of the tower at 6:00 pm
Free photos with the Grinch, Max and Santa in the park after the story.
Arriving from his Canadian capers HE WILL BE LOOSE ON THE TOWN! Suspect known to enter various places of business and STEAL presents.DO NOT try to apprehend him yourself. Stolen gifts will be donated to TOYS for TOTS. A trial and book signing will be at the Fairport Harbor Public Library from 12:00 to 1:30 and a PUBLIC HEARING 6:00 pm at the LIGHTHOUSE. Mug shots with Santa in the park after the full story is heard.Free photos with The Grinch, Max, and Santa. The Young Adult Group of the Congregational Church on the Square will be providing Hot Chocolate, Cookies at the Church.
Remember to dress warm and bring chairs.

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.

   

Admission 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 - $20.00
click here for more information & forms

 

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 "Frontenac". More info.......

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Current Map of Ships in the Harbor and Vicinity (zoom out to view the entire lake)
 
 

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