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Wolcott Keeper’s House summer season

The Wolcott Keeper’s House’s summer season starts Monday, June 10, with Monday through Friday hours from 1-5 p.m. through Aug. 30th.   Trained docents and greeters are on hand to answer questions and to share the history of the 1820’s stone home of the first keeper of the Marblehead Light, Benajah Wolcott.   The house is also open June 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Last week new and experienced volunteers gathered at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 Bayshore Road in Danbury, to get reacquainted and to get ready to greet and inform the thousands of visitors that come throughout the season to enjoy the restored home, the museum, and adjacent historic cemetery, and to learn about life on the Firelands frontier.

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Marblehead Lighthouse tours have begun

Marblehead Lighthouse tours have begun. Tours are offered by the East Harbor Naturalist and volunteers as follows for 2013:

  • Weekdays (Monday-Friday) between now and Friday, Aug. 30 from noon until 3:45 p.m.
  • Sunday evenings until Aug. 25 from 4-5:45 p.m.
  • Second Saturday of the month between June and October from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.

There is a $2 fee for adults and children ages 6 and up • Children under age 6 are free

The museum located in the Keeper's House and operated by the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society, is open whenever the tower is open

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