Travel tip: Summer tours available at Allegheny River lighthouse |

Travel tip: Summer tours available at Allegheny River lighthouse

Shirley McMarlin
Sherman Memorial Lighthouse
A tour is scheduled for July 13 at the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, located on an island in the Allegheny River near Tionesta, Forest County.

Why is there a lighthouse in the middle of the Allegheny River in Forest County? Take the July 13 tour of the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse and find out.

Hosted by Tionesta Lions Club, the self-guided tour is set for 1-4 p.m. at the 75-foot, privately owned structure located on Lighthouse Island near Tionesta.

Completed in 2003, the lighthouse has six floors and a basement accessible by a 76-step spiral staircase, contains Sherman family and lighthouse memorabilia and provides views of the river and surrounding forested hillsides.

Admission is $5, $2 for ages 13-18, or free to younger children.

Public tours also are scheduled for Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12.

For private tour information, contact Jim McGuire at 814-755-3672 or [email protected]

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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