Presque Isle Lighthouse
Open Memorial Day - Labor Day
The Presque Isle Lighthouse, one of Erie’s most treasured historic sites, is now open to the public and continues to serve as a working aid to navigation.
The lighthouse is located at Lighthouse Beach near Beach 9, on the north shore of Presque Isle State Park, in Erie, Pennsylvania.
We are open for visitors during the summer season and look forward to seeing you!
Our Principle Goal
Make every visitor’s experience at the lighthouse safe, engaging, enjoyable and educational while fostering and promoting historical preservation.
Come, Join The Fun!
The Presque Isle Lighthouse welcomed over 45,000 visitors during the 2017 season with over 16,000 climbing to the top of the tower. A dedicated group of over 100 volunteers worked seven days a week, Memorial Day Through October, to educate visitors about the history of the Lighthouse. The visitors came from all 50 States and 39 foreign countries. Funds from ticket sales go towards the operation of the Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse will again be open 7 days a week for the 2018 season.
Dates of note
Saturday, April 28th, 2018: Volunteer Training
Location: Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)
Time: 10am - Noon
Saturday, May 12th, 2018: Spring Clean Up Day
Time: Begins at 9am & helpers are welcome!
Open House for Volunteers
Location: Operations Center at the Lighthouse
Time: Noon - 2pm
Thursday, May 24th, 2018: Lighthouse Opening Day
Time: Open Daily 10am - 5pm
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018: Lighthouse Presentation - $5 Donation
"History of Lighthouse Operation and Lore: 1817-2018"
Location: Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) - The Big Green Screen
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm