Sherwood Point Lighthouse

Sherwood Point Lighthouse Sherwood Point Lighthouse is an active aid to navigation and a recreation facility for military families. The property is closed to the public but may be viewed from the public roadway.

Please be respectful of the posted no trespassing signs. Sherwood Point Lighthouse, located near Idlewild in Door County, Wisconsin was officially established in 1883, after a two-year battle over title to the site. Situated on the west side of the north entrance to Sturgeon Bay, the point is named for Peter Sherwood, who settled there in 1836. The Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan Ship Canal and Har

Please be respectful of the posted no trespassing signs. Sherwood Point Lighthouse, located near Idlewild in Door County, Wisconsin was officially established in 1883, after a two-year battle over title to the site. Situated on the west side of the north entrance to Sturgeon Bay, the point is named for Peter Sherwood, who settled there in 1836. The Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan Ship Canal and Har

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Sherwood Point Lighthouse
07/01/2020

Sherwood Point Lighthouse

Sherwood Point Lighthouse's cover photo
08/22/2017

Sherwood Point Lighthouse's cover photo

Sherwood Point Lighthouse
06/09/2015

Sherwood Point Lighthouse

Coming up to Door County this weekend? Well here's your chance to come visit Sherwood Point."Both the Sherwood Point Lig...
06/09/2015
Door County Lighthouse Festival takes place June 12 to 14

Coming up to Door County this weekend? Well here's your chance to come visit Sherwood Point.

"Both the Sherwood Point Lighthouse and Sturgeon Bay Canal Light are operated by the U.S. Coast Guard and offer free admission over the weekend. However, the Saturday and Sunday of the festival are the only days the property and lighthouse are open to the public at Sherwood Point."

Land, boat and self-guided tours set for the county’s 11 lights

03/07/2015
Pete

Thanks to Pete Sisak for sharing the great video of the LH and grounds from back in the day.

Hello, my grandparents used to have a summer residence across Idlewild Road nearly directly across from the lighthouse. they were there at Idlewild in the summers from 1946 to 1993, first at the Pines, then from '59 at their own cottage. I have a home movie clip that my father took in late Spring 1963, it starts at my grandparents cottage with my grandfather woodworking, then over to the lighthouse and the views from there. I hope it's OK to post this here.

Great article about the lighthouse.
09/19/2014
Sherwood Point Lighthouse | Northland Adventurer

Great article about the lighthouse.

The Last Maintained Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. Sherwood Point Lighthouse is a 37’ lighthouse located near Idlewild in Door County, Wisconsin. Sherwood Pt. has the distinction of being the last manned lighthouse on the Great Lakes, succumbing to automation in 1983. It is also unique for being the o…

Sherwood Point Lighthouse
08/29/2014

Sherwood Point Lighthouse

Our friends over at Lighthouse Friends has a wonderful history of the Lighthouse. Take a few minutes and give it a read.
08/29/2014
Sherwood Point Lighthouse

Our friends over at Lighthouse Friends has a wonderful history of the Lighthouse. Take a few minutes and give it a read.

Photographs, history, travel instructions, and GPS coordinates for Sherwood Point Lighthouse.

Sherwood Point Lighthouse's cover photo
01/27/2014

Sherwood Point Lighthouse's cover photo

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01/26/2014

Just a reminder to all that the Lighthouse grounds are off limits to the general public. It is an active aid to navigation and also a recreation facility for military families. The lighthouse can be viewed from the end of the driveway but please remember to respect the privacy of the personnel using the facility.

Sherwood Point Lighthouse's cover photo
01/26/2014

Sherwood Point Lighthouse's cover photo

Address

4500 Sherwood Point Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI
54235

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