Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Closes for Season Oct. 23

The Door County Historical Society’s interpretive site, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum will close for the 2015 season at the end of day Friday, Oct. 23. “It was a wonderful summer and fall,” said Patti Podgers, museum curator. “Our guests were delightful and we enjoyed everyone who participated in a tour or stopped by with a question.” The museum will re-open on May 20, 2016 at 10 am.

Built in 1868, Eagle Bluff’s light was first lit in October of that same year, and has continued to operate as a navigational aid for the past 147 years. Originally illuminated by kerosene, today the light is solar-powered and managed by the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Two Rivers, Wis.

“It is that time of the year that saddens all of us at the lighthouse…closing the doors for the winter. Since the traditionally preserved lighthouse is without heat and electricity, it’s time to shutter the windows, and hang the ‘closed’ sign on the door,” Podgers explained.

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum is located midway through Peninsula State Park. For more information and updates visit or Facebook. Group tour reservations are now being accepted for 2016. To make a reservation, call 920.421.3636 or 920.421.2332.

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