Tour the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, PA’s only inland working lighthouse.  The Sherman Memorial Lighthouse was built on top of a 25-foot high landmass, named Lighthouse Island.  The towering 75-foot tall creation gives a breathtaking scenic view of the Allegheny River, one of the two federally designated National Wild and Scenic Recreation Rivers of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region.  The island is surrounded by the Allegheny River and Tionesta Creek.

Climbing the spiral staircase, you will witness the heirlooms of the Sherman family along with lighthouse memorabilia. There is a free video of the lighthouse construction shown continuously in an adjacent, handicap accessible building for anyone unwilling or unable to climb the 75 stairs.

Self-guided tours of the gorgeous structure are held only several times a year for fundraising events benefiting the Tionesta Lions’ Club.

Saturday, August 12, 2017  1pm-4pm
*Special* Saturday, August 19th, 2017  1pm-4pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 1pm-4pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017 1pm-4pm & Health Fair

The island also offers a public boat launch, fishing pier and a one-mile walk/bike trail. For more information go Tionesta Lions Club (link: Find everything to plan your trip online at or call the PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau at (814) 849-5197.

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