Existing Markers

Three areas of Port Washington have been identified as historic districts. One of them, Franklin Street, is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. Many of the buildings along the street are contributing buildings for the designation and date to the Civil War era.

Buildings on the State and National Registers include:

  • 1929 Fire Engine House, 102 Pier Street
  • 1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Museum, 311 Johnson Street
1929 Fire Engine House

1929 Fire Engine House

1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Museum

1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Museum

Markers around the community include those marking:

  • The Civil War Draft Riots of 1862, Main and Wisconsin Streets
  • The Chair Company Fire of 1899, South Main Street
1862 Civil War Draft Riots

1862 Civil War Draft Riots

1899 Chair Company Fire

1899 Chair Company Fire

The Port Washington Historical Society works with Eagle Scout candidates to establish relevant markers highlighting the history of the community. Markers include:

  • The Lights of Port Washington, Johnson and Powers Streets
Lights of Port Kiosk

Lights of Port Kiosk

The Northerner on Coal Dock Park

The Northerner on Coal Dock Park

1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Port Exploreum Resource Center