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Volunteer keepers needed for Marblehead Lighthouse and Museum

If you love Ohio history and enjoy an afternoon along Lake Erie, consider volunteering next year at the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park.  

Built in 1821, Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest in continuous operation on any of the Great Lakes. More than 45,000 visitors tour the lighthouse and museum annually. The facilities are jointly managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society.

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Marblehead Lighthouse Offers Fun Summer Destination

The Marblehead Lighthouse and on-site Keeper’s House Museum has opened for 2013 tours. This is their 13th consecutive summer season. Tours of the museum and lighthouse are offered on weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. beginning the day after Memorial Day through the Friday before Labor Day. The buildings are also open on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during June, July and August. Both sites are open the second Saturday of the month from June through October from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Museum is free. The lighthouse tour is $2 per person for anyone over the age of six; children under six are admitted at no charge. The last tour to climb the 77 steps to the top of the lighthouse begins 15 minutes before closing. For more information visit the museum website: www.marbleheadlighthouseohio.org or call 419-798-2094 during Museum hours.

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