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Emmet County owns the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse, which protected shipping on the Straits of Mackinac against storms, fog and rocks between 1869 and 1906. It was purchased by the county in 2008, which reopened McGulpin to the public with a...more
All reviews big rock light house self guided tour period furniture small door nice grounds donations are accepted short trail nice trail easy climb light tower living quarters free admission great view of the bridge great lakes ship wrecks spiral stairs
Docents were informative and friendly. We got to hear the fog horn sounded and the docent explained when and how often it would be used. We then climbed to the top of the tower to get an idea of what was involved in making sure...More
The McGulpin Point Lighthouse is a must-see. From the outside, the lighthouse doesn’t look like much but on the inside it’s filled to the brim with history. They have each room setup with antiques from the time period the lighthouse was being used. They even...More
There's a tiny hole at the top of the lighthouse that allows you to go outside on the deck surrounding the light. The views are breathtaking! It's very hard to get outside the door, though. I had to crawl on my hands and knees. The...More
The lighthouse is filled with all the furnishings of the original period. It's filled with history! On the second floor is a looped 15 minute video detailing all the Great Lakes shipwrecks dating back to the 1800's.
It's a chilling and somber video that leaves...More
I visited before museum was open for the day but was able to walk the trail and read all of the informational markers.
This was both an educational and beautiful stop. So peaceful and a fantastic view of the bridge.
Highly recommend stopping here
They absolutely can!! Only requirement is an adult stay with them. They will have NO trouble getting out onto the deck at the top of the tower, that's for sure. Take some time to walk the trail down to the lake. That was an... More
They absolutely can!! Only requirement is an adult stay with them. They will have NO trouble getting out onto the deck at the top of the tower, that's for sure. Take some time to walk the trail down to the lake. That was an unexpected treat. Have a great trip!