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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  • Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and Maritime Museum - Marquette

    The Marquette Maritime Museum is pleased to offer guided lighthouse tours of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse. This is the only way to view this picturesque light as it is currently located on an active U.S. Coast Guard Base. Tours run...

  • Mission Point Lighthouse - Traverse City

    Built in 1870, this light is now maintained by Peninsula Township and short-term keepers are allowed to live in the lighthouse. It is half way between the North Pole and the Equator exactly on the 45th parallel. It was decommissioned in...

  • New Presque Isle Lighthouse Park and Museum - Presque Isle

    Presque Isle Light Station is a complex of three historic buildings including a lighthouse tower and two keeper's residences. Located on the Lake Huron shoreline near Presque Isle Harbor, the "New Presque Isle Light" is the tallest...

  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse - Mackinaw City

    Look around. This is a setting that has inspired generations. With its impressive buff-colored brick walls, large square tower topped with battlements, and elegant fourth order Fresnel lens, this lighthouse-built in 1892-is a source...

  • Old Presque Isle Lighthouse - Presque Isle

    The Old Presque Isle Lighthouse is one of the oldest surviving lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Built in 1840 by Jeremiah Moors of Detroit, the harbor light operated until 1871 when the keeper transferred to a new, taller, coastal...

  • Ontonagon Lighthouse - Ontonagon

    The Ontonagon Lighthouse, owned by the Ontonagon County Historical Society, is open for guided tours Monday-Saturday throughout the tourism season, and on Sundays or during the off-season by appointment. Tour guides are well-versed in...

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