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Become a Member

As a member of the Light Station, you are an integral part of supporting the Light Station's mission of sharing the rich history of the lighthouses to today's visitors and preserving them for tomorrow.

Help Keep the Lights Shining

At the core of our mission is a commitment to excellence in stewardship of both the Presque Isle and Erie Land Lighthouses. Ensuring the meticulous preservation and continued care of each site, providing public access and promoting community engagement, and developing thoughtful, interactive and educational programming are the key areas of focus for the Light Station.

This work would not be possible without the generosity, dedication, and support of our members.

Become a member today.


Keeper Membership Levels

All Keeper Level Members receive the following benefits.

  • Annual pass for free House, Tower, and In-Depth Tours at the Presque Isle and Erie Land Lighthouses
  • 10% discount at the Lighthouse Gift Shop
  • Invitation to special member-only events

When you become a member, or renew your membership, you will receive full details on how to take advance of your benefits.

Keeper Membership Levels and Benefits

Individual Membership — $35

  • Includes benefits for 1 year for 1 person

Family Membership — $50

  • Includes benefits for 1 year for 2 adults and children 18 and under

Senior Membership — $25

  • Includes benefits for 1 year for 1 person (62 years old and above)

2nd Assistant Keeper — $125

  • All privileges of Family Membership
  • A set of notecards with artwork by Brian Payne

1st Assistant Keeper — $250

  • All privileges of 2nd Assistant Keeper Membership
  • Two Individual Gift Memberships

Principal Keeper — $500

  • All privileges of 1st Assistant Keeper Membership
  • Personal guided tour of the Light Station

Fresnel Lens Leadership Circle

Join the Fresnel Lens Leadership Circle and enjoy special access and engagement opportunities offered exclusively to Fresnel Lens members to show the significant impact you have on preserving and promoting Erie's historic lighthouses.

Fresnel Lens Leadership Circle Levels and Benefits

4th Order — $1,000

  • All privileges of Principal Keeper Membership
  • Private Sunset Tour for 2 people
  • Invitation to exclusive events for leadership donors

3rd Order — $1,500

  • All privileges of Principal Keeper Membership
  • Private Sunset Tour for 4 people
  • Discounts on-site rentals
  • Invitation to exclusive events for leadership donors

2nd Order — $2,500

  • All privileges of Principal Keeper Membership
  • Private Sunset Tour for 6 people at Presque Isle Lighthouse or Erie Land Lighthouse
  • Discounts on-site rentals
  • Invitation to exclusive events for leadership donors

1st Order — $5,000

  • All privileges of Principal Keeper Membership
  • Private Sunset Tour for 6 people at Presque Isle Lighthouse or Erie Land Lighthouse
  • Exhibit sponsorship/programming recognition
  • Discounts on-site rentals
  • Invitation to exclusive events for leadership donors

Meet Our Members

Patty meehan member
Patty Meehan

I live in Greenville PA so the Lighthouses in Erie are a great road trip. Professionally I have worked in branch banking and as a real estate paralegal before retiring into being a parish secretary. It is important to me to support the community by volunteering and supporting organizations like Rotary, Boy Scouts and the Erie Lighthouses.

For me, lighthouses are so iconic while being a living history. If you become a member, you get unlimited visits to the lighthouses, priceless! The Erie community is blessed with 3 lighthouses, 2 of which still provide service. How is that for living history. You can always find a special gift in the gift shop too with a discount to make shopping easier!