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McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site

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Address: 500 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: (231) 436-5860
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Description: Emmet County owns the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse, which protected...
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 gala celebration on May 30, 2009. The site is approximately 10 acres and is a half mile north of the Headlands. It includes 336 feet of shoreline on the Straits with a commanding view of the Mackinac Bridge. Trail to the Straits includes new interpretive signage coming in Summer 2015! Beautifully maintained grounds and interior. There is always something new at McGulpin Point!
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Lesser Known Lighthouse

My wife and I visited recently and found this lighthouse near Mackinaw City. Its a little out of the way, but still easy to find and its free.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Westerville, Ohio
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Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited recently and found this lighthouse near Mackinaw City. Its a little out of the way, but still easy to find and its free.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that it is free to tour the lighthouse. We went to the shore area near the "Big Rock" first, and the views of Lake Michigan are beautiful. We then toured the lighthouse and the views from the top were great. They provide access to binoculars at... More 

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Liberty Twp, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A restored light house and home located a few minutes from the main town area of Mackinac City. The little lighthouse and home are restored with many period artifacts, photos and furnishing from the late 1800's when the lighthouse was in operation. You can walk through the house and up to the light tower. The view is of the Michigan... More 

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Oxford, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lighthouse sits in a quiet and beautiful setting. The grounds around the area and just as beautiful with a short walk to Lake Michigan.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

we went on a morning when the FOG was rolling in and staying so we could not see the view but found the place rather interesting. the care takers are very friendly and answer all your questions - we will be back to SEE the View next time !!

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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We've been traveling to Mackinaw City for several summers but this year we finally visited the McGulpin Point Lighthouse. We were greeted by the caretakers who live next door and who were also available for questions throughout our visit. The lighthouse is well maintained and is furnished with period appropriate furnishings. You can also climb up to the top of... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Free admission, donations accepted. We were able to tour the house and go up to the top. Kids really enjoyed the lighthouse. It's location was within a mile of mackinaw city and we did not wait to tour the house or go up.

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Tecumseh, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This lighthouse is just west of Mackinac City. It is secluded in a woodsy area. The staff were very helpful. It is a self guided tour, but filled with plenty of info. After the tour be sure to head down to the waters edge for a gorgeous view of the bridge!

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

well restored and very clean-----wow, what a look bac in time. Awesome resotration, very informative, great period furnuishings

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are a regular to the area this is a treat. Recently restored. I love lighthouses to this awesome to see another lighthouse so close to to the area. It was private and returned back to public site. Worth the visit. Very interesting history.

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Address: 500 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: (231) 436-5860
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City

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