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A must-see, if you like lighthouses

This is a great lighthouse! Not only is it still an active navigation light, AND open for climbing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate G
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Special rate for seniors

The tour is good. Much of the complex was under renovation so I feel we missed a lot. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Fort Gratiot Light Station is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan, 2nd oldest on the Great Lakes. The current tower was erected in 1829 and has helped guide mariners and ships for over 187 years between Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. Deeded...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2800 Omar St, at the East end of Garfield Street, Port Huron, MI 48060-2961
+1 810-982-0891
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great lighthouse! Not only is it still an active navigation light, AND open for climbing tours on a regular schedule (for a modest fee), the tours also include other buildings that have been or are being restored with careful historical accuracy, the...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is good. Much of the complex was under renovation so I feel we missed a lot. The hospital has a long way to go. At least half the keepers house was off limits. In the fog horn building, we were called over to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Gratiot was established in 1814 during the War of 1812 (despite its name, the war lasted until 1815) to guard the mouth of the St. Clair River as it enters Lake Huron. By the early 1820s, the need for a lighthouse at this juncture...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t know there was more than a lighthouse to tour. We first went to the new hospital building they have started to renovate, then fog horn building and then lighthouse. We made it to the top and it was a beautiful view. Great tour...More

Thank ronna1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the Lighthouse and parked in their small lot. The tour of the existing renovations and lighthouse was a fee. They offer a family rate of $25 which covers a family of 3 or more. We had a guided tour. Unfortunately at this...More

Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I stopped by with a friend to check out the venue for an upcoming event and there was a wedding had just finished up. Very beautiful and elegant setting. We didn't go in the buildings or the quaint looking gift shop but will next time...More

1  Thank MickeyMouse915
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place for walk. We got there too late for the tour. Closes at 5:00 but the area around the light house is open 24 hours. Walk north through the park and find the sidewalk up to Congers st. Beautiful easy stroll with lake Huron...More

1  Thank Catherine C
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Just saw the lighthouse from the distance across the canal. Was great when the giant freighters went by the lighthouse it looked small. Worth to see.

Thank TravelZ76
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is erected close to the mouth of Lake Huron which funnels into the St. Clair River. It was built in 1829 and is Michigan's oldest lightest and the second oldest on the Great Lakes. The lighthouse was originally 65 feet high,...More

Thank Lorrie C
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t go into the lighthouse it was busy and many others took advantage but the grounds were clean and pretty we even ate our lunch in the picnic area! And had to get plates at the visitors gift shop— so grateful for that since...More

Thank Colleen C
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Mark P
May 4, 2018|
Response from Hernando E | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry that I can't say for sure about that. I only visited for a little while during the daytime. I didn't notice it operating, and I didn't see any information stating whether it was (or wasn't) currently operational.
Ron B
February 19, 2018|
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Response from millburymom | Reviewed this property |
Cost of Tour/Lighthouse Climb: (CLOSED TOE SHOES REQUIRED TO CLIMB) $10.00 – Adults $8.00 – Seniors (60+) $8.00 – Students $25.00 – Family Admission* $3.00 – Additional Child *Family: 2 adults and up to 2 children... More
Lucia D
June 12, 2016|
Response from Deb4life | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but please make sure you have pooper scoop and poop bags, this helps. There are lots of tourists, but the locals like to keep the area very clean.