Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
526 North Huron Avenue
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
GPS Coordinates: N 45^ 47.198, W 084^ 43.761
Phone: (231) 436-4100
Phone: (906) 847-3328 (weekends)

1910's Light Station
Real Mackinac. A Real Blast!
Founded 1889

Relive the past, make a memory at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

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.

Daily tours to the top of the tower offer a one-of-a-kind perspective as a costumed guide points out islands and features of the Straits of Mackinac.

Located just East of the Mackinac Bridge along Straits Avenue in Mackinaw City. Enter through the Fog Signal Building museum store.

Dates and Hours
Open May 5 – October 7, 2012

May 5 – June 8, 2012
August 19 – October 7, 2012
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Last admission 4 p.m.)

June 9 – August 18, 2012
May 26 & 27, 2012
September 1 & 2, 2012
Open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Last admission 5 p.m.)

Adult: $6.50
Youth (Age 5-17) $4
Free admission for children four and under and Mackinac Associates Members.

Combination and family packages available.

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is handicap accessible and welcomes well-behaved pets.


Additional Information:

- Lighthouse keeper's sitting and dining rooms and kitchen restored to their 1910 appearance
- Maritime exhibits and original artifacts, including light keepers' uniforms
- Interactive displays on nighttime navigation and lighthouse sight and sound identification
- Hands-on activities for children
- Guided tours to the top of the tower overlooking Lakes Huron and Michigan and the Mackinac Bridge
- Costumed, historic interpreters

Purchase Great Lakes and lighthouse-themed gifts, books and toys in the Fog Signal Building museum store.

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