Eagle Bluff Lighthouse 150th Anniversary

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Join the Door County Historical Society (DCHS) on Oct. 15, 10 am, to commemorate Eagle Bluff’s 150 years of service.

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. Today, the Eagle Bluff light continues to be visible every night of the year.

The celebration will include a special flag ceremony by the American Legion Post 527 Sister Bay, music from the Gibraltar High School band, book signings with Barb and Ken Wardius, anniversary cake and a raffle. Special tours through the fully restored home, and a tower climb are available from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. The first 100 adult guests to tour the lighthouse will receive free coffee and a cookie.

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is managed by the DCHS and is located at 10249 Shore Road in Peninsula State Park. A park sticker is required for entry. Admission for guided tours of the lighthouse 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. For more information call 920.421.2332.

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