Marblehead Lighthouse - Marblehead, Ohio

Get your shine on at the historic Marblehead Lighthouse. 

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine. ~Dwight L. Moodly.

While in Ohio, we stayed in Huron, which is about a 30 minute drive to the Marblehead Lighthouse. It's definitely worth the drive! What a fantastic restored property with a lighthouse that you can still climb to the top. We showed up just in time for a group tour, although I have to say the "tour" was really just a brief explanation of the property. The cost was only $3 per person, which granted you access to the inside of the lighthouse. The spiral staircase is fantastic, although may not be suitable for small children or those with health concerns. The spiral is rather tight and you can see through the treads, which seemed to make some visitors nervous.

Besides the lighthouse, there is also a fantastic shoreline area to wander. You will find a few old viewfinders that you put a quarter into and then you can see all the way to Cedar Point. The rocks by the water are uneven, but on the day we went, the water wasn't too rough and we were able to walk down close to the water.

On the property, you will also find a replica of the lifesaving station. This building is really lovely, and contains artifacts including a fantastically restored boat.

The last building we visited was the Keeper's House. There are lots of antiques in the house and each room contains a bit of the history. You do get to see the old lens from the lighthouse here - it's huge! Also in this building, you'll find a little gift shop where we bought postcards and an ornament.

The lighthouse is located at 110 Lighthouse Drive in Marblehead, Ohio. The property is open year round, be sure to check the website before going for hours of operation. Allow at least an hour to visit.

Shine on lighthouse lovers...

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