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Grosse Point Lighthouse

2601 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1752
+1 847-328-6961
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Just happen to see the Lighthouse

It's a beautiful neighborhood. I just happen to saw the lighthouse and stop by there. It wasn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Meeta J
A weekend ride.

It's a nice little town to travel to. There is a beach near/behind the lighthouse. The light house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trina P
Rockford, Illinois
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2601 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1752
+1 847-328-6961

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful neighborhood. I just happen to saw the lighthouse and stop by there. It wasn't open but you could go the beach (behind the lighthouse). It is peaceful. There is a small park for kids too.

Thank Meeta J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice little town to travel to. There is a beach near/behind the lighthouse. The light house wasn't open for the season yet to take the tour. You can get out and walk around near the lighthouse. Hoping to go back to it to...More

Thank Trina P
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Although this light house wasn't open when I got there, just walking on the grounds was beautiful and well kept. I was just visiting the area and wasn't sure about parking so I just parked on the street. I will be sure to return when...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The light house itself is lovely to look at, but the signage is terrible - non existent - and the buildings around are pretty dilapidated and there is nothing to explain why it is there and what it is doing.

1  Thank panama2000
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were driving back to Northwestern on Sheridan from Wilmette when we saw this lighthouse. Stopping, we discovered that it is attached to a marine museum, a terrific beach and what appears an old mansion now used for an art space. Unfortunately it is only...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 9 February 2017

at the end of Central St., in Evanston. Obviously right on Lake Michigan. Beautiful area to stroll around.

1  Thank saolsen11
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Check their website if you want to actually visit the lighthouse. They are open Sat and Sun afternoons 2-4P but there is a phone number to call to verify if you are making a special trip. Otherwise there is a great beach here with special...More

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A lovely setting, pleasant place to take a stroll on the beach on a sunny day. Would enjoy having a chance to visit inside the adjoining mansion.

Thank ABroad1
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Never have figured out why this is spelled Grosse but there is also a Gross Point Road (no e). Anyhow, this lighthouse is the symbol of Evanston and is beautiful along the lake and Sheridan Road next to Northwestern University. Most everything in this area...More

2  Thank BillVol
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We came to see the lighthouse, and realized that the main attraction here is the beach and children's playground. The lighthouse wasn't open midday Friday when we were there. Come for a picnic or play with your family rather than to visit a lighthouse. Be...More

2  Thank Ann D
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Is it open to the public is there an admission fee will it be open Friday Dec 30?
12 October 2016|
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Response from Shulin_Kang | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is $5 fee when we visited. It's only open on Sat./Sun. 2-3-4pm. The lighthouse cannot take more than 6 people up there. I am not sure it is still open after September, you need you call to ask. But you can always... More