“This is a setting that has inspired generations”
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 an audiovisual program, Shipwrecks of the Straits, make this “Castle of the Straits” a true gem of the Great Lakes. Tours of the lighthouse tower are given throughout the day, on a first-come, first served basis. It is provided at no additional charge and is not guaranteed with admission. For the safety of everyone special restrictions apply. Please consult the Tower Tour Rules to see if you can make the climb. The Keepers’ Quarters contains three rooms restored to their 1910 appearance and a gallery exhibit on the history of the lighthouse featuring hands-on displays and original artifacts. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is located within the boundaries of Michilimackinac State Park on the shore of Lake Michigan, just off I-75 in Mackinaw City. It is just to the east of the Mackinac Bridge. The 1907 Fog Signal Building serves as the entrance to the site.
We were not able to go in due to timing but it’s a beautiful sight to see. Lovely walking trail right by the water with a view of the bridge.
This is a perfect add-on to Fort Michilimackinac. If you take the tour you get to climb to to the top of the lighthouse,.
We didn't take the tour, but it was in a beautiful park you could walk through. A great place to watch the sunset behind the bridge. A great stop to take pictures.
It was closed when we arrived, but was beautiful from the outside. There was a wedding party taking pictures on the beach behind it - bet they turned out great :)
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
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