Point Clark Lighthouse
The Point Clark Lighthouse and Museum is now closed for the season.
Museum and Tour Hours
Tours of the Lighthouse and Museum will commence on June 28th and run until Labour Day 2019.
It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special sunset tours are available on June 29th from 7:00p.m. until dusk and by appointment only for the rest of the summer.
In addition to the Lightkeeper's Museum and Lighthouse Tower, there is a gift shop on site. We sell Point Clark Lighthouse Hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, post cards, beach towels, keychains and more!
Child (12 & Under): $5.00
5 and under are free.
Group tours are available by reservation, group tour rates will apply ($5/person, minimum of 10 people); tours should be booked a minimum of three days in advance.
$10.00 per person.
Lighthouse staff run a children's program every Friday afternoon between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00p.m. Each session includes a craft, outdoor activities, and a snack. Cost is FREE thanks to our sponsor Bruce Power, parents are welcome to stay. The craft is geared towards children between the ages of 5 and 10.
The Point Clark Lighthouse is a National Historic Site and was one of the first ‘imperial towers’ to flash its light. Six of these majestic towers were built by John Brown on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in the 1850s. Built of limestone from nearby Inverhuron, the Point Clark Lighthouse stands 26.5 metres (80 feet) high, featuring 114 steps to get to the top. The stone tower is topped by a 12-sided lantern framed in cast iron, with a domed roof. A bronze lion head at each angle of the eaves directs rainwater away from the tower. The light stands 87 feet from the base of the tower. In 2009, The Point Clark Lighthouse was honoured to be one of six lighthouses chosen from across Canada to decorate a postage stamp.
The lighthouse was acquired by Parks Canada in 1967 to commemorate the vital role of lighthouses in navigation on the Great Lakes. The lightkeeper’s dwelling, built at the same time as the Lighthouse, is now operated as a museum by the Township of Huron-Kinloss.
To date over 300 stones have been replaced, the entire tower has been re-grouted and two coats of white-wash applied. If you are interested in learning more about the restoration, please visit the Lighthouse Museum to watch a video of the process.
For more information call (519) 395-2494 during open hours, or (519) 395-3735 for group reservations.
The Point Clark Lighthouse is located at 529 Lighthouse Road, Point Clark, at the end of Lighthouse Road, off Huron Road. For more information about this and other lighthouses in the area, visit Bruce Coast Lighthouses
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