The lighthouse has been used as a private residence for the last 141 years, but that will soon change.
DCNR officials announced a 35 year lease with the newly created Presque Isle Light Station organization to renovate and turn the lighthouse into a public museum.
The restoration is expected to come in between $1.1 million and $1.5 million.
The lighthouse will be open this weekend, July 26th and 27th from 9pm until 4pm.
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