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The Fairport Harbor
Marine Museum and Lighthouse

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





v Still photography is permitted for non-commercial use except where the “no photo” icon is displayed.

v Use of a flash or a tripod is prohibited in all areas of the museum.

v Movie and video cameras are strictly prohibited.

v Photographs may not be commercially exploited in any manner.

v Objects on loan from private collections, or other institutions may not be photographed.

v The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.

v If you wish to obtain a publication-quality photograph or file of an object in our collection for publication please contact the Museum’s Historians at our or call 440-354-4825 on Tuesday afternoons for more information.

v Members of the press / media outlets should contact the FHHS President with specific requests or needs.




Revised: Feb.2010








Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Marine Museum

   Fairport Harbor Historical Society



                   Research Library and Photo Archive


The Research Library is an essential destination for anyone with an interest in historic tradition and sentiment in Fairport Harbor and the Great Lakes area.  The Photo Archive contains well over a thousand historic images that  tell the global story of fishing, shipping, commerce, and cultural experiences in the Western Reserve, the village of Fairport and on the Great Lakes from 1812 to the present.


Library members of the historical society work most Tuesday afternoons, 1-4pm.  Please call, write, or e-mail with specific requests a minimum of 2-4 weeks ahead of your deadline. Appointment required for library admission.  Members free, non-members $10.  Upon completion of a research request, a $10 donation to the museum is customary.  Picture requests carry a $5 donation per print donation. Materials may be picked-up during any open hours of the museum or mailed directly via the US Postal Service.











Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Museum


TOURS and other  Special Group Requests



TOURS:   Welcome year-round. Normal seasonal admission rates apply.  A minimum charge of $20 is required to open the museum and tower. Appointments should be made a minimum of 2-3 weeks in advance.  Tours can be customized to group needs with advance notice.



PARANORMAL VISITS:   Non-profit groups or established paranormal societies may request access to the facility and grounds  A $300 donation is customary for the evening and a $100 deposit is required once date and time are finalized.  The society will provide two members on the night of your visit. Total visitor occupancy for the evening shall be ten.



WEDDING REQUESTS:  The museum grounds are available for wedding pictures and formal ceremonies w Some access to the tower is permitted upon all necessary safety concerns being satisfied. A donation to the historical society is customary.  Call a minimum of 2-3 months in advance of your need. A  detailed wedding request form is available online.



**The lighthouse and museum officers and trustees welcome the chance to join in partnering opportunities with Book Clubs, Civic Clubs, School organizations, Scouts, Local Charities, Military Service Groups, Church groups, Business groups and community parent groups that foster our missions. Please contact us with your suggestion.