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Sand Point Lighthouse

16 Water Plant Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-4052
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Closed during winter, small, nothing special

In November when I visited, it was closed for the rest of the winter. However, it is a very tiny... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Chicago, Illinois

Gorgeous little lighthouse. Opened in 1868 to prevent ships coming into Escanaba from hitting the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Burien, Washington
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The Sand Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1867 to direct ships around the Sand point and into the deep water channel of the Escanaba Harbor. This building, with a 4th order Fresnel lens, has been restored to its original appearance, with a turn of the century interior. The building and grounds are on the National Register of Historic Places.
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16 Water Plant Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-4052
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

In November when I visited, it was closed for the rest of the winter. However, it is a very tiny place and there is nothing that looks particularly interesting about it or the location.

Thank colisto
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Gorgeous little lighthouse. Opened in 1868 to prevent ships coming into Escanaba from hitting the sandbard. Only open in summer, but it is pleasant to walk around the park.

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 8 October 2017

What a cute little lighthouse! We didn't go into it but just drove bye. It is in the same area as a very nice park and is very easy to get to. We were in a motorcoach so it would be easy for a RV...More

Thank Jan Y
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Stopped by here after checking out of our Hotel.Very nice to see a part of History, the Lighthouses that lit our world throughout the Great Lakes.To make sure ships could be safe while traveling,at all times of the day. It's very interesting that most of...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We came to visit the lighthouse only to find that it was closed until June 2018. We were disappointed. When we asked a local man at the nearby marina he said it should be open and was surprised that it was not. The exterior of...More

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The lighthouse is closed until June 1, 2018, and so we were not able to enter either the lighthouse or the accompanying museum. The day was sparkling clear, sunny and bright and the immaculate, white, lighthouse just shone brightly. We were able to enter the...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Lighthouse wasn't open when we visited, but it was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed walking around the grounds. There were a lot of educational signs that told about the history of the lighthouse.

1  Thank MaribethB24
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It was a rainy day and my husband and I needed an inside attraction. Well this sight delivered. Such a wonderful experience, history of the area and docents that knew every bit about the history of Escanaba, MI. I could not have been more impressed!!!

Thank stdenis0226
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Well-maintained lighthouse and museum were a great find ! We enjoyed the historical recreations and information offered at this location. Admission was nearly free!

Thank Janine W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My husband and I were so impressed with the organization of materials in the museum and lighthouse and the story the artifacts told. The highlight of this museum were the two informative young men at the visitors' desks who willing offered their knowledge of the...More

Thank DoriJo
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1 September 2016|
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Response from George C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't remember. We were there about 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon on a weekday. The place was manned by one volunteer and seems to be very well known. You may want to call the town of Escanaba, they may be able to... More
7 June 2016|
Response from jodijo1 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse was redone years ago to what it looked like when people actually ran the lighthouse (bedroom, kitchen, parlor, ect.) There still is a light (house) in the water but it's not manned and you can't get to it... More
6 February 2015|
Response from foodfan57VA | Reviewed this property |
Open Memorial Day and on...from 11-4.