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Sand Point Lighthouse

16 Water Plant Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-4052
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Beautiful lighthouse, but it was closed!

We came to visit the lighthouse only to find that it was closed until June 2018. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Laura Z
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Sand Point Lighthouse, Escanaba, MI.

The lighthouse is closed until June 1, 2018, and so we were not able to enter either the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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The Sand Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1867 to direct ships around the Sand point and into the deep water channel of the Escanaba Harbor. This building, with a 4th order Fresnel lens, has been restored to its original appearance, with a turn of the century interior. The building and grounds are on the National Register of Historic Places.
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16 Water Plant Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-4052
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to visit the lighthouse only to find that it was closed until June 2018. We were disappointed. When we asked a local man at the nearby marina he said it should be open and was surprised that it was not. The exterior of...More

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

The lighthouse is closed until June 1, 2018, and so we were not able to enter either the lighthouse or the accompanying museum. The day was sparkling clear, sunny and bright and the immaculate, white, lighthouse just shone brightly. We were able to enter the...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lighthouse wasn't open when we visited, but it was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed walking around the grounds. There were a lot of educational signs that told about the history of the lighthouse.

1  Thank MaribethB24
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a rainy day and my husband and I needed an inside attraction. Well this sight delivered. Such a wonderful experience, history of the area and docents that knew every bit about the history of Escanaba, MI. I could not have been more impressed!!!

Thank stdenis0226
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well-maintained lighthouse and museum were a great find ! We enjoyed the historical recreations and information offered at this location. Admission was nearly free!

Thank Janine W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were so impressed with the organization of materials in the museum and lighthouse and the story the artifacts told. The highlight of this museum were the two informative young men at the visitors' desks who willing offered their knowledge of the...More

Thank DoriJo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Missed the open time, but plaques around the light house give some of the history. Grounds well kept, with free parking.

Thank Leigh D
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My buddy and I have been traversing the lake from Ludington all weekend and find all the lighthouse sites pretty cool if I say so myself. This one has a nice "yard" and boat house to boot. There is a tribute to the Coast Guard...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The historical museum is literally right next door. Visit the light, read the history, and tour the grounds. Beautifully maintained and a must do on your visit! You can't miss it, the road dead ends into the lighthouse at the bay.

Thank carpoolqueen
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The lighthouse was not open when we were there. That being said it had quite a bit of signage so you could get a feel of the history. Very well kept and tidy!

Thank Dewie R
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31 August 2016|
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Response from George C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't remember. We were there about 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon on a weekday. The place was manned by one volunteer and seems to be very well known. You may want to call the town of Escanaba, they may be able to... More
7 June 2016|
Response from jodijo1 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse was redone years ago to what it looked like when people actually ran the lighthouse (bedroom, kitchen, parlor, ect.) There still is a light (house) in the water but it's not manned and you can't get to it... More
6 February 2015|
Response from foodfan57VA | Reviewed this property |
Open Memorial Day and on...from 11-4.