Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
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The Fairport Harbor
Marine Museum and Lighthouse

"The light that shone for 100 years"
1825 - 1925
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EVENTS


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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Fairport Harbor - 2017 Harbor Holiday
Saturday, December 2nd


The Grinch will read
How the Grinch Stole Christmas from the top of the tower
at 6:00 p.m.
The Museum is open from
10:00am - 4:00pm
Events all around Fairport Harbor starting at 10:00am
click here for more info...

Calendar of Events


December 2nd

Harbor Holidays / Grinch Visit at
Lighthouse Tower.  10:00am - 6:00pm


2018 Tentative Schedule
May 26-28
Opening Weekend
June 8

Historic Walking Tour Village & Lighthouse**   6:30-8:30pm

July 4-8th
Village Mardi Gras - extended hours
at the museum

July 27

Sunset / Full Moon Tour**     
7:30-9:30pm
October 23 
 
Ghost Stories Program** (adults)      
7:15-9:15pm
October 30 
Ghost Stories Program** (adults)      
7:15-9:15pm
December 1
Harbor Holidays / Grinch Visit @ Lighthouse
10am-6pm
   
** Wine & Cheese Event / FHHS Fundraiser
Tours limited to 20 / pre-register /adults only

Private Tours available May 1 through November 1st by appointment
School Programs and Bus Tours are welcome.

For more information and updates contact - keeper@fairportharborlighthouse.org

(Next update will be in April 2018)

   
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.

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Admission to the Museum and Tower
Adults - $5.00
Seniors - $4.00
Ages 6-12 - $3.00


Children Under 6, FHHS Members, & Active military with I.D. are FREE

Tours Available May 1st - November 1st

FHHS Tour guide fee is $20   Minimum Charge - $20.00 + $4 per person
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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Timeline of
Fairport Harbor
History
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The Fairport Harbor Lighthouse
is part of the
Lake Erie
Coastal Ohio Trail.


 


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

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