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Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

2800 Omar St, at the East end of Garfield Street, Port Huron, MI 48060-2961
+1 810-982-0891
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A wedding proposal was done here!

Our son proposed to his GF and she said yes! So very excited for them both. What a setting to do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brighton, Michigan

The lighthouse is open to the public to go up in for certain hours check first the view is of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Port Huron, Michigan
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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!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2800 Omar St, at the East end of Garfield Street, Port Huron, MI 48060-2961
+1 810-982-0891
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Reviewed yesterday

Our son proposed to his GF and she said yes! So very excited for them both. What a setting to do this!

Thank Pappyq4
Reviewed 6 days ago

The lighthouse is open to the public to go up in for certain hours check first the view is of the lake and the bridge also see freighters that go through is next to a park to go swim

Thank mxsimmons
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful relaxing views, the lady's in the gift shop are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Make sure to pay them a visit and help support the lighthouse.

Thank DKB100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history here at Michigan's oldest lighthouse. I was disappointed that I could not climb to the top. Only open to school groups on weekdays before mid-June.

Thank AdlaiJN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lighthouse is open for people to climb and there is a number of old buildings that have been restored and it is a great history lesson for children.The park just north of the lighthouse has a beach,picnic tables and grills to use and bathrooms...More

1  Thank James007jk
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Been coming here for many years, love it every time. Not overcrowded and trashed like many other popular beaches. Always well maintained and usually quiet. You can even see Canada. *Don't let anyone swim out too far as the current is EXTREMELY strong. Many people...More

1  Thank Addie N
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A nice stately lighthouse at the entrance to Lake Huron. It's tall and kept up nicely. Plenty of parking and nice grounds that are kept up well.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip! Excellent view from the top. Historic place with informative tour. Close to the bridge over to Canada. Great place to go if you like lighthouses.

Thank elmobondy1
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We drove here from Ferndale so we could see the lake and have a lunch picnic.The weather was so lovely we sat near a playground however there where not bathrooms unlocked.

Thank William Tracy M
Reviewed 26 January 2017

So fun to be able to climb the lighthouse and look over the lake. It's a beautiful site and a must see if your in this area. The history of the place is really cool too. They are doing a great job keeping it up.

Thank stephanierM8898AN
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Lucia D
Is the beach dog friendly?
12 June 2016|
Response from Deb4life | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but please make sure you have pooper scoop and poop bags, this helps. There are lots of tourists, but the locals like to keep the area very clean.