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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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Amazing!!

The beauty. So much history. Had a wonderful day exploring with our precious grand children. They enjoyed exploring everything around them. Made our vacation and visit worth while.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

Rochester, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The beauty. So much history. Had a wonderful day exploring with our precious grand children. They enjoyed exploring everything around them. Made our vacation and visit worth while.

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

Thank you for your kind words and we hope you tell your closest 1,000 friends. More 

Hamilton
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Excellent venue with a ton of history and great staff like Kaitlyn. You can even stay the night with groups in the historic lightkeepers quarters. Ask about their ghost investigations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

remodeled and continuing to be remodeled. You can have weddings there, there is the annual Sand Castle Contest where people come from all over, you can go swimming there (but be careful with the current close to the bridges), and the Port Huron Museum has it open for tourism in the warmer months.

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Royal Oak, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Mississauga
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72 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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