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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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Beautiful Views

We stopped here before crossing into Canada. The views of Lake Huron are beautiful and we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Barry C
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Louisiana
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Splendid spot!!

Took my visiting niece and her children to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse! We all thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Lisa J
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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
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2800 Omar St, at the East end of Garfield Street, Port Huron, MI 48060-2961
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here before crossing into Canada. The views of Lake Huron are beautiful and we enjoyed playing on the grounds. Our tour guide was a very nice retired Coast Guardsman who was very good with our son. The gift shop was cute and had...More

Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Took my visiting niece and her children to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse! We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit! The awesome view from the top of the Lighthouse is one that can't be beat...Lake Huron to the north and the St. Clair River to the South...incredible!!

Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Nice way to spend an afternoon. Interesting tour, enjoyed climbing the steps up to the top of the lighthouse. Great views of the Bluewater Bridge, Lake Huron, and Sarnia/Point Edward across the way. Lovely gift shop too.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The first stop is to the visitor center where you purchase admission and sign the guest log. Plus it is a nice gift shop. Mary was a delightful docent on a cold wintry Port Huron day. The "hospital" is a work in progress as is...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lighthouse was closed for tours when we went (only open on weekends). Grounds were nice and we were able to walk around without an issues.

Thank nettiesun
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The lighthouse is located at historic Fort Gratiot which is open to the public. A small fee will give you a guided tour and a climb up the lighthouse steps. As far as lighthouse climbs go, this one is not too strenuous. I loved the...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

History near the water, beautiful beaches and many informative stops offering informational reads. Absolutely beautiful!

Thank simonsays85
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Tour guide was knowledgeable. Loved watching the ship come in from the top of the lighthouse. Wear comfortable shoes, the stairs are killer.

Thank 46stick
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The grounds of the lighthouse are near a sandy beach and used for weddings and special occasions that can affect whether the light keeper quarters are open to view. The former Fort Gratiot hospital building is being renovated after being used as two homes then...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Always love to get a snapshot of a lighthouse. This is just down the road from Port Huron. Nice walk on sidewalks to the lighthouse, where many informative boards tell the story of the lighthouse. Can walk right down to the beach on Port Huron...More

Thank sunlander
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Ron B
20 February 2018|
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Response from millburymom | Reviewed this property |
Cost of Tour/Lighthouse Climb: (CLOSED TOE SHOES REQUIRED TO CLIMB) $10.00 – Adults $8.00 – Seniors (60+) $8.00 – Students $25.00 – Family Admission* $3.00 – Additional Child *Family: 2 adults and up to 2 children... More
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Lucia D
12 June 2016|
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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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