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Nice lighthouse located next to a great campground

Stayed at Lighthouse County Park campground which is adjacent to Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
319lauriw
Amazing History!

Although we have visited the lighthouse a number of times, we are always amazed at the history we... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Sarah P
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed at Lighthouse County Park campground which is adjacent to Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse. It's free to tour the lighthouse. This is a working lighthouse that has a long, tragic history.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Although we have visited the lighthouse a number of times, we are always amazed at the history we learn each time. The group that maintains the lighthouse does an amazing job keeping up with the exhibits. There is a lot of information packed into the...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting this lighthouse for years in Lighthouse park. Great views of lake Huron. Wonderful opportunities to check out the museum as part of the museum. Check site, if you want to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a nominal fee....More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a great place to camp. We camp in a full hook up site for 10 days. Wonderful view and lots of peace and quiet. It is a 45 min drive to the closest moderate size town so plan accordingly. Lots of small mom...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stopped by on our trip of the thumb. The lighthouse has a great little museum with many stories of shipwrecks. It also shows what life was like in a lighthouse. We then walked to the lake - beautiful. Be aware that that you cannot...More

Thank CincyBill
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We made the long 2 hour drive specifically to see Point Au Barques Lighthouse and we were npt disappointed! It is easy to get to once we had it in Maps. We loved the view, the museum was staffed with wonderful volunteers and the grounds...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This lighthouse is well maintained and furnished with many period pieces of furniture and artifacts. The grounds are large and provide a spectacular view of the lake. There is a small gift shop and the staff was very friendly. Worth a stop!

Thank Tai8592
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Lighthouse was closed but we were able to walk all around it and get pictures. No fee to enter park and not hard to find.

Thank TeamJensen
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We come to the lighthouse several times a year! It's beautiful, the whole pack is!! Nice beach, playground for the kids!!

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is one of my favorite lighthouses because it is so photographic. It looks like a different lighthouse from every angle. The name Port Hope has a special place in my heart since I am a cancer surviver of three years.

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The tower is only open on special occasions. They have a wonderful museum at the bottom of the lighthouse which is open from Memorial day thru mid October. I think the tower is open to climb on the summer holidays. I have... More
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