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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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“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 8 January 2018 via mobile

Our visit was in January and the snow and ice covered most of the Great Lakes but everything we saw was still gorgeous!

Thank Denise R
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Mackinaw city is truly beautiful. The lighthouse has so much history. It sits close to the bridge. Nice place to spend the day. Great pictures.

Thank Tanaselke S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The quaint lighthouses is on a beautiful setting looking at Lake Huron and the Mackinaw Bridge. We walk through the park along the beach.

Thank Penny T
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Stopped at the Park and walked around the Lighthouse, looked for Petoskey stones, and took pictures of the bridge. Wonderful views and some very nice homes nearby as well. Weather was a bit damp and chilly, but it was still a worthwhile stop.

Thank hanahwy
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

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

Thank europewithKellynRyan
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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
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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
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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
6 February 2015|
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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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