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You know you want to climb the oldest lighthouse in Michigan

Well, once again, I went for the tour of the lighthouse and, once again, I enjoyed it. It is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Port Huron, Michigan
Nice complex

The lighthouse and surrounding buildings are in good shape and give you an idea of what it was like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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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 5 days ago

Well, once again, I went for the tour of the lighthouse and, once again, I enjoyed it. It is a beautiful place and the oldest lighthouse in Michigan. You know you want to see it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lighthouse and surrounding buildings are in good shape and give you an idea of what it was like to be in the lighthouse service. Traveled in late September so the buildings and light were not open for tours. Had our picnic lunch at one...More

Thank jmc1958
Reviewed August 30, 2018 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 August 27, 2018 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

1  Thank solomon5
Reviewed August 21, 2018

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 August 19, 2018 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 August 18, 2018

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.

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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.