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Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

2800 Omar Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
(810)982-0891
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Port Huron
Type: Lighthouses
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English first
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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MANISTEE
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Marysville, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We enjoyed the tour of the grounds and the tower climb with our 4 year old grandson. It's a steep climb but not bad. The view is worth the climb. The tour guide was very knowledgable.

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California
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

"Pure Michigan" info on Port Huron needs updating. The highway visitor center alluded to no longer exists. Much freeway and road construction. Maps confusing. BUT, a very friendly local resident pointed us in the right direction and we were soon at the edge of the river leading to Lake Huron. Fort Gratiot Lighthouse and museum give excellent historical perspective. The... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I found it a bit hard to find but once I did I liked the museum and property. Also used one of my captures in my latest Lighthouse Calendar. Got a nice shot from beyond the dunes.

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Eastpointe, MI
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The tour/climb of the lighthouse is well worth the $7.00 fee. Our docent (a volunteer) was very well informed on the history of the light and its impact on the history of the Great Lakes. From the top of the light you get a great view to the north of Lake Huron and to the south of the Blue Water... More

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Detroit, MI
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were there after the Lighthouse closed for the day but you can still walk around the grounds. Oldest lighthouse in Michigan, the information stations were interesting. When open you can climb to the top with a docent, there is a fee for that and no sandals are allowed. Have to have on closed toes shoes.

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Lansing, Michigan
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This lighthouse was recently opened to the public (May 2012) and there has been a lot of great work done. I am an avid lighthouse visitor and it was great to be able to explore the grounds and buildings of this important part of Michigan history. I was traveling the Lake Huron coast this Labor Day weekend with a friend... More

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SIDNEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This was my first visit to this area, and a trip to the lighthouse was a must. The location is surprising, as it is at the edge of a larger city, but it still manages the "remote" look and feel. Though I didn't take the tour, the scenery is great, even from the ground. The lighthouse stands guard very stately,... More

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