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Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

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Address: 2800 Omar Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone Number: (810)982-0891
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Tour the lighthouse

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse has daily tours where you can walk to the top of the lighthouse. Be sure and bring tennis shoes for the walk up to the top.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Grand Rapids
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse has daily tours where you can walk to the top of the lighthouse. Be sure and bring tennis shoes for the walk up to the top.

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Berkley, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The wife and I love lighthouses. This one also does not disappoint. Free to walk around the grounds. The gift shop offers a lot. Spend an extra $5 and take the tour of the light house. The lighthouse is only about 100 feet, so you don't have to be in great shape to get to the top. Once there, enjoy... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Biggest tip for your visit: WHERE CLOSED TOE SHOES. I guess I forgot that Coast Guard requirement to climb the tower. Not to worry if you did not bring them, they sell water shoes for $8,00. The lighthouse is being upgraded with the hospital being restored and soon to come, a Bed and Breakfast!!

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Dimondale, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have visited many lighthouses, and this one is definitely worth a stop. We came by here many years ago when all you could do was take a picture, so I was delighted to learn that it is now open to visit with guided tours. They are $7 each for adults. Our guide did a super job, giving us lots... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The beach was very beautiful and the water was surprisingly warm. The light house is apparently the 2nd oldest in Michigan. A must see!

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Wabash, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very interesting tour. We had a great guide. They are continuing to improve things and sound like they have great plans for the future.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The best pictures of the lighthouse can be obtained by crossing over to the Canadian side and going to the riverfront park that faces the lighthouse.

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

They are in the first few years of an ambitious restoration project for the site. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The lighthouse is fantastic with a great view from the top for those that can handle the climb up those stairs (never again, I've learned my lesson with lighthouses and heights). The buildings are rich with history and it's... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This historic lighthouse can give you an idea of what life was like for a "Light Keeper" on the Great Lakes. A massive restoration was completed a couple years ago. The contractors did a great job of restoring the lighthouse & making sure it is here for many years to come. I was in the Port Huron area for 6... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Been wanting to do this since I was a kid.And was never able to get in because it was closed to the public. It was a wonderful experience. I would do it again.

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