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“Nice museum”

Old Lighthouse Museum
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Owner description: The only lighthouse museum in Indiana.
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice museum”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

The employees were very helpful. The people here are very very nice!

Visited July 2011
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Enjoyable place to visit & stroll”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

The Museum was closed when were there, but the building is beautiful and it was a nice walk out to the pier lighthouse. Very nice beach there as well! A must stop if you're in Michigan City.

Visited March 2012
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Northern Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome and Historical”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Loved the history of this place. Love lighthouses so it was fun to visit and to even get to climbed the spiral staircase up to where the beacon once shone!

Visited October 2011
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Montgomery, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Old Michigan City Lighthouse Museum”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

If you like looking at Museum stuff this place has a lot of history. Also the grounds are nice also.

Visited July 2011
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Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Nice local museum, lighthouse and area history.”
Reviewed September 23, 2010

This museum is housed in the old light keeper’s house in Michigan City in the Washington Park area. This is the museum for the Michigan City Historical Society, so there is more history here than just that of the lighthouse. My mom knows one of the volunteers, so we got a personal tour which was a nice touch.

It is interesting to see the displays as well as the upstairs bedrooms which showed how people lived at that time this house was in use. We also were able to climb up into the lighthouse tower on top of the house and get the beautiful 360 degree views of Lake Michigan, the park, etc. That was the highlight of the tour, but I'm not sure if that is always available so you may want to check before you go. Also, the spiral staircase to go up wouldn't be suitable for handicapped persons, such as my mom who was not able to go up.

This is not connected to the freestanding lighthouse out in the lake, so afterwards you can walk down there by the beach for some great photo ops by that lighthouse. Technically there are two lighthouses here, the one attached to the home and the freestanding one out in the lake. It's great for lighthouse lovers.

If you are in the area, I would recommend a visit. It's very interesting history.

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