The Door County Historical Society (DCHS) announces the 150th anniversary of the Eagle Bluff Light Station Reservation. On Oct. 15, 1868, the light beamed from the Eagle Bluff tower for the first time. The lighthouse immediately gained status as an important navigational aid for ships passing through the Strawberry Channel. They commemorate 150 years of service on National Lighthouse Day, Aug. 7.
The celebration runs from 10 am to 4 pm and includes a special flag ceremony by U.S. Coast Guard, music, book signings, refreshments, a children’s activity tent, raffle, displays by the U.S. Coast Guard of Two Rivers, special tours through the fully restored home, and a tower climb. A free shuttle is available to pick up guests at the Fish Creek parking lot in Peninsula State Park and take them to the lighthouse every 15 minutes starting at 9:30 am and running until 4 pm. No parking will be available at the lighthouse.
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is located at 10249 Shore Road in Peninsula State Park. A park sticker is required for entry. Admission is $8.50 for adults, $5.50 for students ages 13-17, $3.50 for youth ages 6-12, and free for DCHS members and children 5 and under are free. A complete schedule of events is available at doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org.