Cabot Head Lighthouse Museum
Cabot Head Lighthouse Museum
Cabot Head Lighthouse Museum

8806 Cabot Head Road

Lion's Head

N0H 1W0

The Cabot Head Lighthouse was built in 1895. It served as a navigational aid for boaters in Georgian Bay, and as a seasonal home for the Lightkeeper, his family and his assistant. The original square wooden tower rising from the corner of the frame dwelling was removed in 1971 and replaced by a steel tower and automated beacon.
The era of manned light station came to an end in 1988, and the building was neglected for several years.  A group of interested citizens formed "The Friends of Cabot Head" to save the station from destruction. The Friends have restored the original building, replaced the lighthouse dome and reopened the lighthouse with a visitors center. In 1995, the station celebrated its 100th anniversary.
On the Bruce Peninsula lighthouses stand as beacons to all passing sailors and as reminder of days gone by. Now unmanned, these lighthouses are part of our marine heritage.
The Cabot Head Lighthouse and Museum can be reached by following Dyers Bay road to the end. While you are there, go back in time as you walk through the lighkeepers home and view the displays. In the Visitors Center be sure to visit the Lightkeepers Locker where you can purchase that special gift.
The Lighthouse property and surrounding Wingfield Basin Provincial Nature Reserve has long been a popular destination for naturalists.  The network of walking trails, offer something for everyone from the expert fern or wildflower photographer, avid bird watchers or people who just enjoy the outdoors. 
While at the Lighthouse enjoy the Lightkeeper's Locker and the new Art Studio featuring art and crafts of local artists.

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