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Family friendly, beach near by, park, public bathroom, and and very clean. Great parking, best... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert S
Lots of history

this place is beautiful lots of information on the history. The candle light tours are great, gift... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Corri H
Port Huron, Michigan
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The Fort Gratiot Light Station is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan, 2nd oldest on the Great Lakes. The current tower was erected in 1829 and has helped guide mariners and ships for over 187 years between Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. Deeded...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2800 Omar St, at the East end of Garfield Street, Port Huron, MI 48060-2961
+1 810-982-0891
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All reviews gift shop light house lake huron fort gratiot toed shoes our tour guide blue water bridge great lakes historical information open to the public fog signal off season picnic lunch small fee great tour lots of history under renovation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family friendly, beach near by, park, public bathroom, and and very clean. Great parking, best starting point for float down.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 8 January 2019

this place is beautiful lots of information on the history. The candle light tours are great, gift shop is also good guides are very friendly and knowledgeable, and have pavilions, if you packed a lunch. over all great place to visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Corri H
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The lighthouse sets on the shore of Lake Huron at the entrance of the St. Clair River. The ground are well kept and you can walk the shoreline too. Stop by the gift shop as it is often staffed with engaging volunteers.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank idzilla
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful sweet knowledgeable lady who was our guide. It was a very informative tour. It was cold and the stair climb clumbsy due to the coats....holding a candle. The view was pretty from the top at night and we could see some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roeservices
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Loved seeing the lighthouse from the inside at night! Our guide was very friendly and informative. Great gift shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank romsin
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

A great historical spot. A great view to Canada. Beautiful water, colorful rocks on the sand instead of shells. You could not swim there!! It was for looks and a walk down by the water. So a nice relaxing afternoon. The lighthouse employees very kind...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kimpope03
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

It is hard to decide, which is more spectacular: The sunset or the sunrise. There is a wonderful gift shop. If you want to go up into the Lighthouse, then you need sneakers, NO sandals or flip flops. 🅿️♿️ . The adjacent park has a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 116sibylleb
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I loved the lighthouse! Beautiful. Such a nice area. I took time to walk along the water's edge--great experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julieann425
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The weather was rainy and cold the day we stopped. We went inside the gift shop area just to check if there would be anything to see or do due to the weather. The staff was so pleasant and kind. They told us the area’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mrvspn
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This tour lasts about an hour and a half. In it you will see an old military hospital building that continues to be restored with some of its original wood. The Lighthouse and Fog Signal workers’ combined home is still under reconstruction however the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark P
5 May 2018|
Response from Hernando E | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry that I can't say for sure about that. I only visited for a little while during the daytime. I didn't notice it operating, and I didn't see any information stating whether it was (or wasn't) currently operational.
Ron B
20 February 2018|
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Response from millburymom | Reviewed this property |
Cost of Tour/Lighthouse Climb: (CLOSED TOE SHOES REQUIRED TO CLIMB) $10.00 – Adults $8.00 – Seniors (60+) $8.00 – Students $25.00 – Family Admission* $3.00 – Additional Child *Family: 2 adults and up to 2 children... More
Lucia D
13 June 2016|
Response from Deb4life | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but please make sure you have pooper scoop and poop bags, this helps. There are lots of tourists, but the locals like to keep the area very clean.