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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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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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  • Average6%
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526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed yesterday

As appearances go, this is a nice enough looking lighthouse, but what really makes for a great photo op is its location: right on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac, with the mighty Mackinac Bridge in the background. After photographing it in daylight, we...More

Thank flowerhead2
Reviewed 3 days ago

Also provides a great view of the big Mack bridge. Great lighthouse and well maintained. Very short tour and you can have access to the top of the lighthouse.

1  Thank Delmar M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The kids (6&4) were disappointed that they couldn't climb up and look out the tower. That was until....they found the replica clothing that kept them very occupied. My husband & I were able to go up in 2 different trips and they were entertained. I...More

1  Thank homeschool_m0m_02
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you ever get the chance to go to Mackinaw City, Michigan, you must stop by the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and take the tour. The lighthouse is fully restored and it is so amazing being able to tour the lighthouse and go to the...More

1  Thank Myra M
Reviewed 5 days ago

You must go inside the lighthouse to see the amazing sights and take a step back in time to feel what it was like to live and work near these wondrous lakes.

Thank Coffeegal17
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is very cool to see this old place. Very informative and entertaining. Can wait to take the kids.

Thank Girard G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this after the fort. The museum has some interactive displays especially good for younger ones and below 48" can not go to the top of the light house. We also enjoyed the movies and museum about the shipwrecks. Our costumed interpreter did a...More

1  Thank SmithFamilyof6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Add this to your Mackinaw City To Do List. It was fun for us & for our children, aged 6 & 9. The stairs weren't terribly high. Just right. Lots of fun history!!

1  Thank Kellie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouse has been a guiding beacon of light since 1889. There are tours of the lighthouse, with rooms restored to their 1910 appearance. The park surrounding the lighthouse is absolutely lovely and overlooks the straights of Mackinac and the Mackinac bridge. The sunsets are...More

Thank Veronica S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hate the fog horn. Way to loud. Scared the dog to death while walking in the park. Gave me a headache. Takes away from the quiet park in the morning. I'm sure if you are a Lighthouse enthusiast you would like it, but they do...More

Thank Homewardbound2010
MSHP, Public Relations Manager at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for sharing your concerns. We sound the whistle for 15 non-consecutive seconds at 11:00 a.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. for 15 non-consecutive seconds, for 30 total seconds of the day. It is part of our daily programming to...More

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How long is the tour?
24 June 2016|
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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
What days and hours is it open in May?
5 February 2015|
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Response from sdd50 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that and was going to suggest visiting the website, but I see someone else has provided that information.