Lighthouses Open to the Public

  • All the lighthouses and museums listed open to the public, some only by tour. We recommend calling ahead for dates, hours of operation and weather report.
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  • DeTour Reef Light - Drummond Island

    Tours and Weekend Keeper programs at the DeTour Reef Light are available from mid-June through August. The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society (DRLPS) volunteers have worked since 1998 to restore and preserve the DeTour Reef...

  • Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museum - Eagle Harbor

    This light is located 32 miles northeast of Houghton and was built in 1851 as an octagonal brick tower with an attached dwelling. A fog signal building was added in 1895. It is still an active light and the keeper's dwelling is...

  • Fort Gratiot Lighthouse - Port Huron

    The oldest operating lighthouse in the Great Lakes established in 1825 and rebuilt in 1829 and 1861, was the first lighthouse on Lake Huron and is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Michigan. It helps keep watch over Lake Huron at the...

  • Forty Mile Point Lighthouse - Rogers City

    40 Mile Point Lighthouse is located on the northern shoreline of Lake Huron in Presque Isle County’s Lighthouse Park, Rogers City, Michigan. At a cost of $25,000, the station was completed by the end of 1896. Its 4th Order Fresnel lens...

  • Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum - Northport

    This lighthouse marks the end of the Leelanau Peninsula and has guided ships in the Manitou Passage of Lake Michigan for nearly 150 years making it one of the oldest on the Great Lakes. This lighthouse is sponsored by the Grand...

  • Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum & Whitefish Point Light Station - Paradise

    The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, located at Michigan’s Whitefish Point Light-Station, is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the Mackinac Bridge. With more than 200 shipwrecks lying in the immediate vicinity, the area is known as Lake...

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