This incredibly restored lighthouse is well-maintained by its volunteers. A suggestion of a donation is asked (we usually give $10) to tour the house. The volunteers are friendly and extremely knowledgeable not just about the lighthouse and the era in which keepers resided in it, but the whole area's history. There is a great little gift shop with a nice selection of books (Michigan-related mostly), and other typical souvenir type items. We purchased a Christmas ornament and an adorable t-shirt for our toddler daughter, which were very reasonably priced ($7 and $10, respectively).
After your tour of the lighthouse, you must spend time on the grounds and on the beach. It was one of the most incredible beaches for rock hunters, although it is illegal to "pick and keep" the rocks. There is a boardwalk that takes you around the small dune areas with a short flight of stairs down to the beach.
The only "con" about this lighthouse/park is that there is no eating area. We made our lunch (we always travel with a cooler full!) out of the trunk and sat in the hot car to eat (our failure was to bring a blanket to truly picnic on). We'd love to see a couple picnic tables added so we could stay even longer! This is the ONLY reason the Pt. Iroquois Light Station receives 4/5 instead of 5/5 from us. The entire family loves it here. This was our second visit and we will return again!
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