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Visit South Bass Lighthouse

Access the top of the lighthouse tower to see an expansive view of Put-in-Bay

Tour Information

Days Availability Cost Notes
Lighthouse Tours F May 7 – August 27
9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
$5/pp free/children 3 and under
(1 child per adult)

Registration Form

Stone Lab tour guides will accept payment by credit card or cash before the start of the tour. Tours can accommodate up to 5 people.

Masks are required indoors on all Ohio State campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals when they cannot maintain physical distancing.

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South Bass Island Lighthouse Tours

Discover information about the area’s history and the most pressing issues facing Lake Erie before accessing the top of the lighthouse tower to see an expansive view of Put-in-Bay.

Visitors can climb the stairs to take in a great view of Put-in-Bay from the top of the tower, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The lighthouse grounds remain open to the public, with physical distancing protocols in place.