Sherman Memorial Lighthouse Tour
5 Light House Island
Tionesta, PA 16353
Region: Pennsylvania Wilds
The octagon-shaped tower, fifty feet high and sixteen feet in diameter based on Jack Sherman’s conceptual design is a one-of-a-kind lighthouse. Most existing lighthouses are of masonry or concrete construction. The Sherman Lighthouse is rendered in timber framing, vertical beams, OSB and Styrofoam board. The pre-manufactured lantern room is twenty-five feet high and 12 feet in diameter and constructed of aluminum and glass. A spectacular view of Tionesta and surrounding area is provided from the lantern room. The lighthouse foundation is solid, reinforced concrete two feet thick and 18 feet in diameter. There is a basement within the foundation walls, plus six floors. All floors and the basement can be accessed by spiral stairs, seventy-six (76) steps to be exact. A video recording will be available to those unable or unwilling to climb the 76 steps. The Sherman Memorial Lighthouse is located on Lighthouse Island, at the end of Highland Street in Tionesta.