2021 has been an active year in opening the lighthouse for tours. Many visitors have visited the lighthouse since we opened in May. We are averaging 100+ visitors each day! This could not be possible without the help from docents and volunteers. More recently, we have been able to provide tours up to the light, 51 feet above sea level. Visitors are currently not allowed to walk around the 142 year old Fresnel lens that was made in Paris, France. This lighthouse is an iconic and historic part of Port Townsend's maritime heritage.
As you walk into the light house you will begreeted by docents that can provide information about the lighthouse, history and future renovation plans of both the lighthouse and the Keeper's House. We have a small museum/information area that provides historic photos and other informational wall hangings. In late September 2021, re-roofing the Keeper's House roof will begin. More plans are being made to renovate the Keeper's House in early 2022. Docents, such as Dick and Evelyn Richardson are vital in providing information to the public. Both have been very active each weekend to greet visitors. All of the docents are eager to answer questions from visitors. The lighthouse room was recently outfitted with a bookcase to display the items for sale. More items will be made available for sale in the future. If you would like to join us as a volunteer, we would like to hear from you!
The lighthouse is open May through September, Saturday and Sundays, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Doug Pierce and Dick Richardson are shown here with the recently added display case for the gift shop.
Evelyn Richardson finishes arranging items at the gift shop. Docents are available for answering your questions about the lighthouse.
Nautical flags were also added to provide some color.