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Old Lighthouse Museum

1 Washington Park Marina, Michigan City, IN 46361
+1 219-872-6133
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Museum differerent from lighthouse by Lake Michigan

This lighthouse is open to the public, there is an admission charge. Inside are lots of exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
West Lafayette, Indiana
The only lighthouse in Indiana

We walked the boardwalk all the way to the lighthouse. Went up the stairs to the front of it. Its... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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The only lighthouse museum in Indiana.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (7 reviews)
“great lakes” (4 reviews)
1 Washington Park Marina, Michigan City, IN 46361
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This lighthouse is open to the public, there is an admission charge. Inside are lots of exhibits that are about the lighthouse and history of the area. It's the lighthouse that was built in 1858.

Thank perennials2003
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We walked the boardwalk all the way to the lighthouse. Went up the stairs to the front of it. Its a gorgeous view and a lovely walk. Shore birds are starting to appear. You van see the Indiana Lakeshore Dunes from here.

Thank Char1144
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a great view into the past of this entire area, not only the shipping industry, but the daily life of folks living there. Great docent to enlighten you on the contents and history.

Thank roseyakrs
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Lots to see and enjoy and roam. wish we could have went downstairs to the kitchen, that would have been interesting

Thank sportyhd13
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building and location. Somewhat dated museum but make sure you ask about the Eastland riverboat disaster of 1915. Get the book at the museum. You'll not get on a tour boat without thinking about what happened 100+ years ago. Enjoy

Thank teamsnardy
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Old Lighthouse Museum is in beautiful repair, but it looks like it came out right out of a 1920's magazine. The paintings, the furnishings are perfect. The views are for taking pictures.

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is an excellent museum, full of area history. You can tour on your own, but there are people to explain things, that makes it a lot more interesting. Be sure to notice the chain link fence outside, where each link represents a person who...More

1  Thank Naomi Z
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Walk out to end and around the base of light house, when safe to do so. It is a nice walk a time of day. If waves, or ice are over concrete it not safe. Enjoy the fews. You can see Chicago's skyline if clear.

Thank parkersplantings
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I visited the Old Lighthouse Museum las August. I had first visited the site back in the 1950's when it was abandoned, and we kids just went in, as nobody was around the the door was open . . . How times change. Now, it...More

Thank wangdaofa
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The staff was very friendly and you could tell they were really proud of the museum and loved to talk about it. I don't like guided tours and they understood that and stayed near by, but close enough to answer the questions that I had....More

Thank Susan F
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3 October 2017|
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Response from roseyakrs | Reviewed this property |
There are other floors to view in this museum, but there is a lot to see on the main floor and things outside of interest. If your parents are in a wheelchair, it might be a little difficult to navigate inside, as the room... More
Kathy M
5 April 2017|
Response from Donna K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathy okay the hours are a bit limited but it's worth it they are only open from Tuesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time you'll love it have a good time all the best Donna
Beth Y
18 June 2016|
Response from IndianaSapphire | Reviewed this property |
Admission $5 age 14 and over, $2 under age 14, and preschool free. When you come, go over the bridge, follow the street. It becomes a boulevard. U-turn left at first turn-off. Follow street. See lighthouse to the right... More