Point Cabrillo Lighthouse joins the celebration of Mendocino Coast Heritage Days by offering lantern room tours to see the original 3rd order Fresnel lens. This historic lighthouse, part of the 30-acre Light Station, itself surrounded by a 270-acre nature preserve, was built in 1909. Restoration of the lighthouse was completed in August 2001.
On Saturday May 7, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be leading tours up to the top, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Nominal fee. Children must be 42″ tall. Bring your camera. On Sunday, May 8, there will be a docent-led tour of the Light Station State Historic Park.
Also open for your enjoyment is the Second Assistant Lightkeeper’s house, now a museum, a Marine science exhibit in the old blacksmith’s shop, and enjoy a hike to Frolic Cove, site of the 1850 wreck of the Clipper Brig Frolic. For more information, please visit our Web site or call 707-937-6122.
Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historical Park features an operational Third-Order Fresnel Lens.
Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historical Park is open daily from 8 am to sunset, and is located at 13800 Point Cabrillo Drive, Mendocino. The Lightkeeper’s Museum is open daily from 10 am until 4 pm, and the beautifully restored lightkeepers house shows the keepers’ home life in the mid 1930s. The Tide Pool Museum, located in the restored Blacksmith (Smithy) Building, is stocked with sea life at Point Cabrillo.