For two Saturday evenings, the Door County Historical Society invites guests to delight in the tales of the keepers through story, song, and poetry at the Eagle Bluff Light Station for Twilight Tours, Tunes & Tales.
Join them on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 from 6 – 8:30 pm, when the Northern Door Storytellers Guild are in residence to share tales of the sea and lighthouse lore, perform traditional music, and recite legends in verse. “Our mission is to bring folk stories to the Door County community,” said Guild founder Lloyd Michalsen. “The Eagle Bluff Light Station provides a great setting to maintain that mission.”
Eagle Bluff is celebrating 150 years of maritime history this year. The lamp was first lit 150 years ago on Oct. 15, 1868, and has continued to serve as a navigational aid ever since. Manned as a residential light station for 58 years, the three keepers who lived in the Milwaukee City cream-colored brick building were dedicated and diligent.
Peninsula State Park is home to Eagle Bluff Light Station on Shore Road, a park sticker is required for entry. Admission fees are $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6 – 17, and free for ages 5 and under. Warm clothing is recommended. Groups of five or more are encouraged to call ahead for reservations at 920.421.3636 and make payment in advance. For more information call 920.421.2332.