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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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Fort Gratiot Lighthouse IS IMPRESSIVE!

I am biased about the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse because I work there as a volunteer docent and am very proud of our Port Huron Museum who operates it. I was saddened to read some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Port Huron, Michigan
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Port Huron, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I am biased about the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse because I work there as a volunteer docent and am very proud of our Port Huron Museum who operates it. I was saddened to read some reviews that were less than kind, given that the Port Huron Museum operates on a shoe string budget. Most reviews are very positive, as well they... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Such a pretty place ... excellent for taking photos of large ships going up and down the river under the Blue Water Bridge.

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Kimball, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The volunteer staff are very informed and explain the structure and its workings in great detail.after climbing the structure you can see for miles. Lake Huron is quite a site from the top of the light.

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Fort Gratiot, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took our friends from California here to visit. A preservation group has taken ownership of the lighthouse and really made improvements. For free you can walk the grounds where there are several information signs, as well as docents to give you information. For a fee you can climb the lighthouse. They've got a fun gift shop and they have hosted... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You can park free nearby to visit the lighthouse. You cannot enter & walk into the lighthouse so you will have to enjoy it from the outside. There is no fee or tour, however information posted outside the lighthouse with some history, making it an educational experience.

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Susan B, Director of the Port Huron Museums at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Fort Gratiot Light Station! I am not sure when you were here, but we do indeed offer tours of the site! We are open weekends through May, then 7 days, from 10 am - 6 pm, June 8 through Labor Day. The tour is $7.00 and takes about 45 minutes. It does include a climb... More 

Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Highlights - Partial view of blue water bridge Nice lighthouse (did not climb on top) Beach with a fairly limited shoreline Saw many people swim(but number of boards to suggest, shoreline is deep and uneven and to swim at own risk) No entry fee Ample parking space, but limited picnic spots. A visit would serve many purpose, but, Would prefer... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Clear water (but watch the rip currents), views of freighters and the Bluewater Bridge. Nice exhibit of lighthouse history, too. Wear closed-toe shoes if you plan to go up in the lighthouse.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

The man at the lighthouse was happy to tell my 5 year old we couldn't look inside because we didn't pay, without even saying hello. We have no idea where we were to pay, because we would have. Nothing was marked and staff didn't seem interested in being helpful.

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Croswell
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Loved the view and all the history! Make sure you wear shoes that close as it is a little narrow climbing up and holes in the steps could grab your slip ons!

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The area described as the beach was filthy, the "Sand" had alot of leaves and debri mixed in with it. The lighthouse looks like it had afresh coat of paint on it and looked really clean. There is also a park area but the weather was a little chilly so I did not stay long.

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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping at the Fort Gratiot Light Station! Here on the eastern shores of Lake Huron, summer is very slow to start. We use the month of May and early June to get ready for our summer, which luckily lasts until mid-September. During these moths, the beaches are cleaned as the ice subsides. Water temp on the day of... More 

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Address: Address: 2800 Omar Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone Number: (810)982-0891
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Port Huron

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