Eagle Bluff Lighthouse to Open for Season

In 1868, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse cast its beam over the Green Bay for the first time. Guiding vessels through the water’s treacherous shoals, the lighthouse and its keepers provided safe passage for people and product. Today, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse opens its door to guests from around the world, providing guided tours through a restored light station.

Curator Patti Podgers said, “Our tours offer insider information about life in a lighthouse that would not be available if not for the [William] Duclon family and the restoration of one of America’s castles. And, Captain Duclon’s personal story is amazing as he lived through some of America’s most tumultuous history. He fought in the Civil War and was a keeper under the Lighthouse Service during WWI. His story is relevant on so many different levels and our goal is to share his story with visitors of all ages.”

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum will open weekends, May 15 through May 25. Beginning May 29, the lighthouse will be open daily through late October. Hours of operation are 10 am – 4 pm. Guided tours are available on the hour and half-hour; the last tour of the day is at 3:30 pm. Group tours are welcome by pre-arranged reservations.

Admission is $7 adults; $4 students 13 – 17; $4 youth 6 – 12; and free for children 5 and under are free. Located within Peninsula State Park, a state park sticker is required for parking at the lighthouse. For more information, call 920.421.3636 or visit