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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
+1 231-436-4100
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A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There's just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens and the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, this "Castle of the Straits" is a true gem of the Great Lakes.
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526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum includes a display on lifesaving around the Great Lakes. The lighthouse itself is furnished in period décor. There are several hands-on display. The tour to the top of the lighthouse is timed.

1  Thank P F B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A part of history that remains beautiful. It is a must for a photo opportunity. I love seeing this lighthouse.

1  Thank unioncity314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll save some cash if you buy your tickets for the Fort together. I was unable to tour the tower as I was wear slip on sandals, but my spouse climbed the tower. There was still plenty to see by looking at the displays in...More

1  Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of the bridge from the lantern is worth the price of admission, but the beautifully restored building and the exhibits add to the value.

1  Thank MHersh328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can save $2.00 if you purchase a combo light house and main land fort ticket. Staff strictly enforced the no flip flop rule to climb the tower. We had to go back to th car and change shoes. Given a tower tour time (...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again so much history close to home. Purchased tickets along with the Fort tickets for a discount. Make sure to wear closed toed shoes. You can't go up to lighthouse if you have open toed shoes on.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lighthouses are not all the same! This one has an entire area enclosed so that people today can experience how life was lived back over 100 years ago! This is a museum and a gift shop, as well as a large piece of history! Beautiful...More

1  Thank Mimi L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lighthouse that was lit for the first time in 1892 guarded the Straits between Lake Michigan and Huron as they became busier. The light could be seen from as far away as 15-16 miles. It now sits in the lovely Michilimackinac State Park adjacent...More

1  Thank 48thAnniversary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

go go go it is very interesting and enjoyable if you love history like I do. the view and park around it is great for picnics and seeing the waterways

Thank josephdC6600ML
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love lighthouses and my sister was able to get away, making family memories and enjoying the lighthouse is something she wanted to explore.

Thank Vivian S
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24 June 2016|
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Response from Marie C | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse tour with the tour guide is 10 minutes. I agree with other reviewers that it takes about an hour to see the rest of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and the Shipwreck Museum. The video in the room across from... More
5 February 2015|
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Response from sdd50 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that and was going to suggest visiting the website, but I see someone else has provided that information.