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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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Historical site. Well preserved.

On the Lake Huron Circle Tour....on the waterfront in the shadow of the Blue Water Bridge in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
applegirl57
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Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Well kept grounds.

The entire lighthouse area was very nice. The gift shop was well stocked with various items at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robin S
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Walled Lake, 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
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2800 Omar St, at the East end of Garfield Street, Port Huron, MI 48060-2961
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the Lake Huron Circle Tour....on the waterfront in the shadow of the Blue Water Bridge in downtown Port Huron. Very nicely maintained park. Interesting history chronicled on several historical markers. The views from the shore are gorgeous. The lighthouse itself is well preserved. The...More

Thank applegirl57
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire lighthouse area was very nice. The gift shop was well stocked with various items at reasonable prices and the staff was very friendly. We did not take the tour, but a very nice park to get out, stretch the legs and take some...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to visit the lighthouse between meetings. It was close and very nice. Adjacent park and beach was also clean and nice. You can darn near walk from town. Nice place to walk and explore history. I enjoyed the views of Lake Huron, you can...More

1  Thank Greg D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seen this lighthouse many times. Love this area! The lighthouse, Blue Water bridge and beach make for beautiful photos. Very clean. I was in Port Huron for my grandsons baseball tournament. Couldn't leave without seeing it one more time and to get my booked stamped....More

Thank GerMare B
Susan B, General Manager at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear GerMare B, Thanks for the great review and your enthusiasm for our Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park. We have a wonderful staff there and Mike is one of the best. On your next visit, be sure to get your Lighthouse Passport stamped at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse was awesome in my kids have a great time playing at the beach and swimming even though the current strong they had fun

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum and gift shop were both closed when I was here, probably because after Labor Day many Michigan attractions seem to be open only on weekends. So I was only able to view the tower from the outside. There is no attached keeper's quarters,...More

Thank flowerhead2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here on 7/26/17. History, good view of Blue Water bridge, well kept grounds and exit to beach.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Informative tour. Friendly docents and a great history. There is a fee to tour the builings and climb the lighthouse. The view is quite nice, though the stairs are a bit open to the ground so if you're nervous about heights consider staying on the...More

Thank Kira v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been the home of the local sand fest. This is great time to visit the park and enjoy some unbelievable sand art. This way you get a two for one. A great slice of local history and art.

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Spent $5 to climb the 93 steps to the top. Friendly people at the entrance and the top to give the history. Great views.More

Thank Bruce_Psue
Susan B, General Manager at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bruce_Psue, Was there anything we could have done to raise your review from 3 stars to 5 ? We take these stars very seriously, as a measure of staff and business performance. If you paid $5, that was only for the tower climb, not...More

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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.
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