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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
+1 231-436-4100
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great tour!

Had the tour of the tower with my kids, they loved it! Including the fog horn! My 8yr old was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gardengirl23
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Michigan
Cute lighthouse

It is a very cute lighthouse with a small historic village. Unfortunately things close down in the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Sarah R
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A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There's just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens and the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, this "Castle of the Straits" is a true gem of the Great Lakes.
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  • Poor1%
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“light house” (40 reviews)
“fog horn” (7 reviews)
“tower tour” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
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+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the tour of the tower with my kids, they loved it! Including the fog horn! My 8yr old was suprised how LOUD it was (guess she didn't realize how loud it is SUPPOSED to be!)

Thank Gardengirl23
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

It is a very cute lighthouse with a small historic village. Unfortunately things close down in the winter but you can still walk around outside. There is free parking and you can get great pictures of the bridge.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Not only is the lighthouse beautiful to look at but the lake view and the bridge ti the upper peninsula is fantastic from here. The gift shop and lighthouse was clised but you can still get wonderful pictures.

Thank cisco120
MSHP, Public Relations Manager at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are very happy you were able to check out the grounds, and we hope you get a chance to come visit us next year - we open May 4. Thank you! Dominick Miller Marketing Manager 906.847.3328

Reviewed 30 October 2017

This restored lighthouse was closed for the season but signs provided some history. The area is nicely preserved.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Wow. What a beautiful setup. The home is very large by lighthouse standards. It does resemble a castle when viewed from the water side.

Thank Wanderingwindsorite
Reviewed 27 October 2017

When in Mackinac City be sure to visit the old lighthouse. Although it was closed for the season, just walking around it and reading the plaques gives you a true sense of history of the surrounding area.

Thank Rodger S
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This old lighthouse has been restored to its original condition. We took the tour up to the top of the lighthouse with a guide. He was very knowledgeable. Was neat to take a steel ladder up the last 20 feet. What a view from the...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I purchased a Heritage Pass in order to take advantage of the Fort, the Lighthouse, and Historic Mackinac Creek. During our vacation, we only had time to visit the Fort and the Lighthouse. The Fort was great as always, but when we were going in...More

Thank stephaniez4810
MSHP, Public Relations Manager at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review. We apologize for the confusion regarding footwear to climb the tower. Our number one priority at any of our historic sites is the safety of our guests and staff, and these rules were put in place to...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

This lighthouse is 2 miles east of McGulpin Point Lighthouse in the middle of the park at the end beginning of the bridge near the fort. Well maintained, clean and preserved. Great view of the bridge.

Thank jijakymcka5
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We didn't have a lot of time here, and didn't get to enter the lighthouse, but the view was worth the stop. Spectacular views of the bridge and the clear water and well worth your time.

Thank Brenda T
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Sillypanda123
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Response from Marie C | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse tour with the tour guide is 10 minutes. I agree with other reviewers that it takes about an hour to see the rest of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and the Shipwreck Museum. The video in the room across from... More
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SEK1950
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I can't answer that and was going to suggest visiting the website, but I see someone else has provided that information.
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