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“Informative tour”

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Port Huron
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 to St. Clair County Parks & Recreation Commission in 2011, this 5 acre campus has already seen restoration of several of the seven buildings on site, with more improvements planned every year. The Port Huron Museum operates the activities at the site. Various programs include "Overnight at the Light, where groups of 20 - 40 people can spend the night in the remodeled, 1872 Duplex. A beautiful gift shop, guided tours for only $7.00, spacious grounds, programming and exhibits go on throughout the season (May - December). Also available for special events: weddings , reunions, parties and professional & social events. OPEN: Now through November 13,2016: Sat./Sun. only, 11 am - 5 pm November 19 - December 18, 2016: Sat. 11 am - 8 pm for Candlelight Tours;Sundays 11 am - 5 pm December 27-29, 2016 11 am - 5 pm December 30: CLOSED UNTIL MAY 4, 2017, except for special events and Overnights. Looking forward to welcoming you!
Reviewed October 31, 2012

We enjoyed an informative tour of the lighthouse and grounds. You are able to climb to the top of the lighthouse. There is a minimal cost for the tour, but it is well worth it. Very nice gift shop.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Minimal cost for tours, climbing to the top is 86 feet, but there is a guide and three places to walk. A private group is rehabing the property so the lighthouse keepers houses will have other uses. Fun visit friendly people. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Day trip advised to Lighthouse, nearby Huron Lightship, parks and quaint downtown area! Fantastic little Mom & Pop places to eat! Happened to stumble upon a boat race that day too. If you like old woodwork and architecture, this place has it all. We could have spent much more time than we had! Admission fee for Lighthouse and Lightship.

Thank 959LindaW
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

The lightship is open seasonally. It is an interesting site to visit, be sure to take a tour with a docent and learn about the days of the lightship in Lake Huron. The displays are well done and the history depicted well. They even have a camera under the front of the ship so that visitors can see how the underwater life lives.

2  Thank GoinPlaces63
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

The view is like no other! Its just such a magnificant structure, and to think its the oldest Lighthouse on the Great Lakes and still helping sailors!! Its been refurbished and looks so nice!! I hear you can spend the nite now too!

2  Thank Groovie C
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