Recently we found ourselves in the Sandusky, Ohio area with some time to kill. So I decided we’d swing by Marblehead Lighthouse and check it out. It was just the four kids and me, since my husband was still away for military training at the time. But we managed to get everyone up AND down the stairs with no major issues!
First of all, the grounds are very beautiful. Gorgeous shoreline, and it was very well-maintained.
Upon arriving, we bought our tickets (current prices are $3 a person for ages 6 and up) — and I know we got some kind of military discount but I don’t remember how much that was.
They gave us a short spiel on the rules, and then we headed inside. I waited to be the last in our group going up, since I knew my little ones would slow everyone down.
The stairs were a winding spiral: up, up, up, UP!
Some kids liked it better than others…
When we got to the top, the view was incredible! We could see Put-in-Bay island and Perry’s Monument off to one side. And we could see Cedar Point on another side (pictured below).
The trip down was a little more precarious. The kids got a little freaked about looking down, and the first few steps are rather steep. But finally we made it!
They asked if they could play in the rocks, so of course I said YES!
Rare photo of FOUR KIDS SMILING AT ONCE! Sort of.
They had more fun climbing on the rocks I think than actually climbing the lighthouse, but all in all, it was a win! You can visit the Marblehead Lighthouse website here for current hours & pricing information!