Right along the shores of Lake Erie you can find the Marblehead Lighthouse. It is open most days from 10 am to 4 pm which is very important to know. It costs $2 per person to walk the 77 steps up to the top and take a look across the lake.
When you go on a road trip with kids it very important to make pit stops and get a chance to burn some energy! The large rocks near the edge of Lake Erie gave the kids just such an opportunity! We made sure to keep a close eye on them as the jumped from rock to rock or just ran around in the grass.
Right next to the Marblehead Lighthouse is The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society Museum building.
This museum houses a lot of things about Lake Erie, boating, the different eras of the lighthouse as well as rescue information.
Within the museum there were all sorts of lighthouse artifacts and information about shipwrecks in the area. I love Historical Markers and all the facts that they share so I try to take pictures of all the ones that I come across like the one located at Marblehead Lighthouse!
Reading this plaque which was inside the museum tells when the Marblehead Lighthouse was built (1821) and that it’s the oldest lighthouse continuously operating on the Great Lakes. It’s super incredible that the Marblehead Lighthouse is still being used almost 200 years later and that it’s still able to be toured.
I included a picture of Eldest checking his blood glucose to show that kids with Type 1 Diabetes can enjoy fun activities with their family. We asked him to check his BG’s due to the hike to the top of the lighthouse and not being able to wait 15 minutes after a low to descend the stairs. He was also burning a lot of energy running and jumping on the rocks!
More Lighthouse fun to learn about:
Visiting the Point Arena Lighthouse with Children from Crafty Mama in ME
Childrens Lighthouse Books from Look! We’re Learning!
Lighthouse Printable Number Sequencing Puzzle for Preschool from Schooling a Monkey
Cupcake Liner Lighthouse Craft from Play Dough & Popsicles
Lighthouse Word Search from Tales of Education at Home
20 Kid-Friendly Lighthouse Hikes around the World from FrogMom
Glenda Cates says
How fun and I would love visiting a Lighthouse but we do not have any in this area. So it is something to add to our Bucket List. Thank you for hosting this part of the Lighthouse Free Unit Study and it will be fun to share in our Homeschool.
Looks like a really nice spot! Thank you for sharing.
gloria patterson says
I love taking short road trips and visiting places that I have never gone to. Sometimes just one day trips are a lot of fun
Nancy Burgess says
I love light houses.I think they are beautiful.