Mackinac City

w l rasmussen 2011


Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
526 North Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
GPS coordinates: N 45-degrees 47.198; W 084-degrees 43.761

Erected in 1892, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse served as a beacon of safety in the Straits for more than 60 years.

The castle-like structure, whose design is unique in the Great Lakes, has been restored to its 1910 appearance. On the fully accessible first floor, you'll find period settings and hands-on exhibits that let you test your nighttime navigation skills, light up a miniature Fresnel lens, and try on a lighthouse keeper's clothing. Our interpreters also lead frequent tours up the tower and into its lantern room.

Admission to the historic site is gained through the 1907 Fog Signal Building and museum store. Pets are welcome.