Join the Door County Historical Society for Twilight Tours at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. On September 28 and October 12 the lighthouse will be opened from 6:00pm–8:00pm.
The Door County Historical Society invites guests to delight in the tales of the keepers through story, song, and poetry at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse for Twilight Tours, Tunes & Tales. Each room will provide a different type of entertainment. We will have storytellers in the dining room, music room/office, and guest bedroom. There will be a poet in the parlor and musicians in the boys’ bedroom.
The Northern Door Storytellers Guild will be in residence to share tales of the sea, and lighthouse lore, perform traditional music, and recite legends in verse. The Northern Door Storytellers Guild evolved from a storytelling class at The Clearing Folk School in 2007. “We are excited to continue the tradition of opening the lighthouse to guests after dark,” said Linda Faust, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Manager. “To offer this family friendly experience to our visitors is a real treat. The Storytellers are great fun and very talented.”
Eagle Bluff is celebrating 151 years of maritime history this season. The lamp was first lit 151 years ago on October 15, 1868, and has continued to serve as a navigational aid ever since. Manned as a residential lighthouse for 58 years, the three keepers who lived in the Milwaukee City cream-colored brick building were dedicated and diligent. “It was a rigorous life, without the benefit of modern conveniences and our tours recreate that life,” said Faust.
The Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is located at 10249 on Shore Road in Peninsula State Park; a park sticker is required for entry. Admission for the event is: adults, $10; youth 6 through 17 are $5; and for children 5 and under a donation is appreciated. Warm clothing is recommended. We encourage groups of 5 or more to call for reservations at (920) 421-3636.
For information, contact Door County Historical Society at (920) 421-2332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1926, the Door County Historical Society keeps history alive for future generations through the collection, preservation and sharing of the heritage of Door County. The Society is a membership organization that operates two interpretive sites: Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park and the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.