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Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

2800 Omar Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Port Huron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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London, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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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Clarkston, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The lighthouse has been restored and there is a tour, you can climb to the top and the views are crazy. You can see way out into the lake. If you like lighthouses be sure and not miss it. Call for hours. Had a great time and check out the Huron Light Boat at Pine Grove Park !

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Canton, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very fun time on the 45 minute guided tour. 94 feet high, spiral staircase, no open toed shoes allowed. Our guide, Jim, was very friendly and knowledgeable and recommended other activities in the area. Busy shipping channel, lots of huge freighters a stone's throw away. Cute gift shop, no charge to visit the adjoining park and beach.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

They have been doing a lot of work on the grounds here so that people can have events and so forth. It is a nice old lighthouse. I think it is the oldest in Michigan. They also have a gift shop now. It is always nice to be on Lake Huron and visit a lighthouse.

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Saint Clair, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you are in the area, especially staying at the double tree take the time to check this out. A friend and I went here on a whim one day and was very pleased with the experience. We were given what was basically a private tour of the place, including climbing to the top of the lighthouse.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

What a beautiful way to see the lights of Fort Gratiot, the Blue Water Bridge, Sarnia....from atop of this historic lighthouse at the edge of Lake Huron. Not a difficult climb. Dress warm...it can be cold and windy when you reach the top and climb outside and walk all the way around the top to see the sights. Open for... More

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