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Know Before You Go

Planning your visit to one of our lighthouses?
Check out our FAQs below for some helpful information to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Still have questions?
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a reservation?
  • Advance reservations are NOT required for any tower tour.
  • Reservations are recommended for the In-Depth and Specialty Tours. Book your tour today.
How many stairs to the tower?
  • 78 stairs to the top of the Presque Isle Lighthouse
  • 69 stairs to the top of the Land Lighthouse
Are the lighthouses accessibile?
  • Presque Isle Lighthouse has an accessible entrance to the house with a video tour of the house and tower located in the Kitchen. The tower and other spaces in the home are not accessible.
  • The Land Lighthouse is not accessible.
Can I just walk around the grounds?
  • Yes, the grounds of all three lighthouses are free and open to the public. See our hours page for more information.
  • An audio tour is available for guests who wish to explore the grounds on a self-paced tour
Do you have a gift shop on site?
  • Both Presque Isle and Erie Land Lighthouses have gift shops.
  • Only select items are available at the Erie Land Lighthouse. To explore all of our products, visit the Welcome Center at the Presque Isle Lighthouse.
What happens in bad weather?
  • No one is permitted to climb the tower in heavy rain or if thunder and lightning are present in the area.
  • Guests who pre-purchased tickets will receive a full refund in the case of a site closure due to weather.

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