Land Lighthouse

The Land Lighthouse

Frequently Asked Questions

The lighthouse is open on the last Saturday of each month so that visitors may climb the stairs

The Port Authority applied for and received two grants together totaling $390,000. $300,000 is from the federal Transportation Enhancement Program which is administered by PennDOT. $90,000 is from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Historic & Museum Commission (PHMC). The Port Authority also contributed significant number of hours in staff time as well as over $15,000 in engineering and legal costs.

Under the restoration, the lighthouse will be repaired and preserved from the elements, and new utilities will be installed to support a light for decorative purposes. At this point the lighthouse will not become a “private aid to navigation” under the procedures established by the United States Coast Guard.

Climb the Land Lighthouse safety Rules and Information

  • Land Lighthouse will be open on the Last Saturday of each month from 12pm-2pm.

  • The lighthouse may close at any time if conditions are deemed unsafe.

  • Climbs will not be rescheduled.

  • Free to the public.

  • Warning: the climb to the top is strenuous. Conditions could be hot, humid, dim, and/or noisy inside.

  • Visitors with heart, respiratory or other medical conditions- or those who have trouble climbing stairs- should probably not attempt the climb.

  • All visitors must sign a wavier prior to climbing the lighthouse.

  • Must be over 44″ tall to climb the Lighthouse.

  • Climbers who are 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older.

  • Food, drinks, backpacks, and other bulky personal items are prohibited.

  • No person may be carried or lifted.

  • Shoes are required. flip-flops not recommended. Heels must be less than 1.5 inches.


The Erie Land Lighthouse Before Restoration