Tionesta, Pennsylvania: Lighthouse in Unexpected Spot

Built on an island in the relatively narrow Allegheny River, where a lighthouse wouldn't seem to be helpful to maritime traffic. Nice view, though. Open for tours only three days a year.

Sherman Memorial Lighthouse

Address:
1 Highland St., Tionesta, PA
Directions:
Sherman Memorial Lighthouse. Turn toward the river (west) off of Rt. 36/Elm St. at Highland St. On the left; follow the signs.
Hours:
One day in May, August, and October (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
814-755-3338
Admission:
Adults $5.00
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River lighthouse.

Sherman Memorial Lighthouse

Lighthouse built on an island in the Allegheny River at the small town of Tionesta. The lighthouse is privately built/owned and is open three times each year (spring, summer, and fall) for tours. The small admission fee goes to the Tionesta Lions Club. The tours include the basement and a spiral climb through five floors, plus the lantern room. The view up and down the river from the catwalk is well worth the climb.

[Julia McCray, 01/02/2013]

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