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Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

2800 Omar Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Port Huron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Providence, RI
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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West Midlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Needing to get across the bridge from Canada to the USA early to avoid the long queues before travelling to Detroit airport, we cast about for somewhere to visit across the border, not too far from our route. It didn't have to be a lengthy visit, but somewhere to occupy us for a couple of hours, tops. The US border... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are from Canada and visit Port Huron often but for the first time, we made some stops to check out the town. The lighthouse was very cool and we were amazed by the view. Our tour guide was fantastic. My son was a little nervous doing the climb but survived it. It is definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We loved Fort Gratiot Lighthouse and grounds. The tour takes about an hour or an hour and a half, depending on who's giving the tour. Beautiful grounds and well restored lighthouse. Spectacular view of Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron. Not to be missed!!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped overnight in Port Huron on the way to Maine. I am always drawn to lighthouses, so when we saw this one we definitely wanted to visit. We rolled up later in the afternoon on a Thursday and it was really quiet. Our personal and very knowledgeable docent took us through the tour and up the lighthouse. The stairs... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful tour of lighthouse living from the past. The climb up & down the lighthouse stairs quite narrow and wouldn't recommend it for those with knee, heart or breathing issues. Beautiful view from the platform at the top of the lighthouse!

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Detroit, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited the lighthouse with our children. We took the tour, it is $7 per person, but a family is $30 (however 4 and under were free). The manager on duty saw we had paid for our tour however there was a wait for the next group. She saw we had young children and offered to take just us on... More

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Northern California
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We did this tour with three kids in tow, just after July 4th. It is an impressive structure, and had a nice view from the top. but the tour was just OK. We couldn't go in to all the buildings on the compound because they were cleaning up after the July 4th festivities. Looks like they had an impressive sand... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A must see stop foe lighthouse lovers. Lots of history here. Beautiful place to just sit and enjoy the view.

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Midland, Michigan
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26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This beautifully restored lighthouse is a must see for lighthouse fanatics. It's on a lovely section of shoreline busy with passing freighters. For a small fee, visitors can climb the tower. There's no fee to look around the grounds, however. There's also a cute gift shop with lighthouse/nautical souvenirs and unique postcards. Don't forget to bring your camera!

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