The Southport Light Station Museum is a local maritime history museum located in a restored 1866/1907 Lighthouse Keeper's house in Kenosha, WI. The museum focuses on shipping, fishing, local shipwrecks, life of a Great Lakes lighthouse keeper and the restoration of a National Register building for adaptive reuse. The Museum is closed for the season and will reopen in May, 2017.To visit Southport Light Station Museum and other attractions in Kenosha, use our Kenosha trip planning website.
Southport Light Station Museum reviews
The museum was closed for the winter, but the grounds were open and covered in snow. The sight was beautiful and worth the stop especially for a Lighthouse Lover like me. more »
The museum was closed when I visited so I just walked the grounds. It's a beautiful old lighthouse perched on the hill over the lake. There is a not so beautiful water tower right behind the... more »
This was such a nice experience to go visit! It was an easy drive from Chicago here. The port area will allow you two see two lighthouses, with the original one set further back. The history was fascinating. It was nice to tour the lighthouse keepers' home (two families lived there at once!) and see how that was restored too.
You don't even know how much you don't know about lighthouses! Sure, I climbed the 72 steps to the top of the lighthouse. Yes, the views were amazing & I took plenty pictures. An , of course, I now want my own lighthouse! The unexpected treasure was the history & explanation of how lighthouses function. The 'keeper' was a plethora of information, which, he shared willingly.
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