The Lighthouse is OPEN for the 2017 season!

Come visit us Mondays through Sundays, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
The last climb is at 4:40 pm. The Gift Shop closes at 4:45 pm.

July 3-4 – Extended Hours from 10 am – 7 pm

Admission to climb the tower is $6; walking the grounds, visiting the house and the gift shop are free and open to the public. Tickets may be purchased on the day of your climb; advanced tickets are only available for the day of your climb.

Children under 44 inches tall are not permitted to climb the tower for safety reasons. The Lighthouse tower also closes during rainy, stormy weather. Please view our rules and safety tips before your visit.

You can find out when the lighthouse is open or will reopen during inclement weather by calling the Lighthouse at 814) 833-3604,  Ranger Station at (814) 833-1495, the TREC lobby desk at (814) 217-9967, or the TREC main office at (814) 833-7424.

Know the Safety Rules

Read our Lighthouse Safety information for rules and tips when visiting the Lighthouse. Additional questions? Please call (814) 833-3604 and leave a message or email at or


We are in need of volunteers to help assist visitors in learning about the lighthouse and our maritime history. Volunteers must be eighteen years of age or older.

Opportunities for volunteers include welcoming visitors, guiding tours, planning and helping with special events, giving presentations to groups during the summer and early fall season, working in the gift shop or selling tickets for the Tower climb. Please visit our volunteer page for more information.

Lighthouse Passport Book

You can keep a record of all the lighthouses you visit in an official Lighthouse Passport Book!

If a lighthouse is closed in our area, you can still get all three stamps at the Presque Isle Lighthouse during business hours. It is suggested that visitors donate a dollar ($1)  to the local preservation initiative for each stamp, which will help “Keep the Light Shining“.

Join the Passport Book Club by clicking on the US Lighthouse Society’s website at to get all of the details online.  It is a free service.

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