New Presque Isle Lighthouse Park and Museum

New Presque Isle Lighthouse Park and Museum

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 lighthouse tower accessible by the public on the Great Lakes. Built in 1870, it replaced the 1840 harbor light. The light station complex is part of a 99-acre township park that includes a playground, picnic area, pavilion and nature trails. A gift shop is located in the original keeper's quarters connected to the tower. Visitors, for a nominal fee, may climb the 130 steps to the top of the tower for a spectacular view. An unattached 1905 keeper's dwelling has been painstakingly restored. It is now a museum that provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about local history, as well as how keepers and their families lived. The buildings and grounds are open to the public daily from 9am - 6pm, mid-May through mid-October. The 1905 House is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 11am- 5pm Tuesday through Saturday, 1pm- 5pm Sunday, closed on Monday.

Contact Information

Address

4500 East Grand Lake Road

Presque Isle, MI 49777

Driving Directions

Phone: (989) 595-5419

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Presque Isle Weather

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CLOUDY
46°F
CLOUDY, humidity 96%, barometer 29.78,
wind 9 mph SSW
Monday
Variable clouds, a shower or two; cool
51°F | 40°F
Variable clouds, a shower or two; cool
Tuesday
Clouds and sun, a shower or two; chilly
47°F | 35°F
Clouds and sun, a shower or two; chilly
Wednesday
Brilliant sunshine
46°F | 34°F
Brilliant sunshine
Thursday
Sunshine
53°F | 41°F
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Friday
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
56°F | 45°F
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