Southport Light Station Museum (Lighthouse)

  • Southport Lighthouse

    Southport Lighthouse
  • Southport Light Station Museum

    Southport Light Station Museum

Climb to the top of this 55-foot tall, 1866 lighthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features a ten-sided lantern room. Tour the restored keeper's house featuring the maritime history of Kenosha County, including the lives of the lighthouse keepers. View historic harbor maps, an authentic Fresnel lens (the light that formerly lit lighthouses), and learn the history of Kenosha's harbor. Motorcoach tours are welcome to make an appointment outside of the hours of operation.

Hours of Operation

The 2015 season ended Oct 25. Tours mid-May-late Oct, Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 12pm-4pm. (Children under 8 are not allowed to climb the lighthouse.)


Located on Simmons Island adjacent to Simmons Island Park, 50th St & Lighthouse Dr (4th Ave).


  • On Water

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical
  • Other

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Tour Type

  • Lighthouses