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Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

Address: 2800 Omar Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone Number: (810)982-0891
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Port Huron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks

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Royal Oak, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse was built in 1829 on the Lake Huron beach immediately north of the mouth of the St. Clair River that divides the United States ~ Michigan & Ontario, Canada. Although Congress approved funds in 1823 and the first lighthouse in Michigan was built, it was poorly designed and subsequently destroyed in a storm in 1828. This... More 

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197 reviews 197 reviews
62 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Many times crossing the bridge from Canada to the US at Port Huron/Sarnia, we've seen the lighthouse and been curious about it. We decided on a quick detour to stop and take a look. It's a great little park with a wonderful lighthouse. Lots of literature on placards posted at the site to give you a bit of history. Nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We enjoyed climbing the tower, touring the buildings, and learning about the history. The last time we were in town the light house was closed and in poor condition, so glad was open to tour!

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Grassy Creek, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Of course I think all lighthouses are awesome, we didnt get to tour, hoping that its not closed for the season, so we can go back before we leave. but even without the tour, seeing this beautiful lighthouse up close was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My girlfriend and i went and seen thia beautiful lighthouse on our two year anniversary, and it was simply amazing and we adored it. Fort Gratiot lighthouse is a must see!!!!

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Saint Clair, Michigan, Usa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is really nice.A lot of people don't know about it.Great for school outings,private parties or Weddings.Hidden away in Port Huron,not far from the Doubletree Hotel.

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Yesterday, my family and I went to Port Huron and stopped at the lighthouse and gift shop. The people were so friendly! The gift shop prices were reasonable and our tour guide was great. He presented the tour in a way that kept your attention. He even interacted with my 4 year old making him feel every bit as grown... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to visit, lot of extra anemities,special exhitbits. Access to the beach, very nice and clean beach.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice but not a lot to see.Just a lighthouse,Quaint location . See theBeach to the North !! Very Nice !

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Providence, RI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We like to find historically interesting things on our journeys. This was a good find. We were unable to tour the lighthouse due to time constraints but it would have been worth the trip. There is a tour to the top- remember to wear covered shoes...noflip-flops allowed! The location is easy to get to and affords beautiful views of Lake... More 

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