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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
+1 231-436-4100
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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 the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, this "Castle of the Straits" is a true gem of the Great Lakes.
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  • Average6%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were with two children and only one could go on the tour because she wasn't 4 feet tall. What if she was a short adult? She has climbed the tall lighthouses in the outer banks NC without issue. This is a ridiculous rule. The...More

Thank BinMcKin
Reviewed 2 days ago

$8 per adult entry to park includes a trip to the tower. Called a tour, but really just escorted by a guide dressed in period apparel who is happy to answer questions. Children <48" are not permitted up the tower, but ours were happily entertained...More

Thank ctc10s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the lighthouse to see some history of the island and surroundings. The tour allowed us to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a great view of the Mackanac Bridge. The tour guide was very informative. The museum offers a 15 minute...More

Thank Rockabird
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This lighthouse is an amazing and perfect photo opportunity with an unobstructed view of the Mackinac Bridge as the backdrop. You can tour the lighthouse and climb the tower (no flip flops allowed). One can step back in time while wandering the lighthouse and gift...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting historic lighthouses and the Old Mackinac is rich in history. We arrived about 30 minutes before close which made for easy viewing not having to elbow through crowds. Since I was wearing sandals I was unable to climb to the top of...More

Thank trojans
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was really cool to learn how the lighthouses had light patterns as well as distinctive foghorns to alert passing ships on their location. There's a theatre with info on the shipwrecks and even a building with items and info on shipwrecks and salvaging...More

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss walking around the grounds and beach area where the views of the bridge are unsurpassed. I could have just hung out here for hours. The sunset was amazing from this point. History lives here.

Thank maryandtom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great history, including how lighthouse keepers lived and shipwreck history. It is interesting to read about the specific staff who worked in this lighthouse.

1  Thank Patti W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved visiting the lighthouse. There were several hands activities for my children 10 and 12 to learn about the straits. The views from the light house were beautiful. Make sure to visit the sunken ships musuem. My children enjoyed learning about all the ships...More

2  Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this tour was interesting and informative. We also got to hear the fog horn! That was a lot of fun!

Thank terrikrowe
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25 June 2016|
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Response from Marie C | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse tour with the tour guide is 10 minutes. I agree with other reviewers that it takes about an hour to see the rest of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and the Shipwreck Museum. The video in the room across from... More
6 February 2015|
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Response from sdd50 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that and was going to suggest visiting the website, but I see someone else has provided that information.