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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is located in Mackinaw City. A visit to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mackinaw City trip planner to plot your vacation.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse reviews
Stopped and viewed on our way to Mackinac Island. We love lighthouses, this one was beautiful especially with the bridge in the background!
Stopped and viewed on our way to Mackinac Island. We love lighthouses, this one was beautiful especially with the bridge in the background! more »
I stopped by September 7th and don’t recall if if was closed for the season or not. It’s located within Michilimackinac state park The outside is well kept and very photogenic. There are picnic...
I stopped by September 7th and don’t recall if if was closed for the season or not. It’s located within Michilimackinac state park The outside is well kept and very photogenic. There are picnic... more »
The lighthouse is closed during late fall and winter, but it's still a delight to visit. I have been here a few times and enjoyed seeing the lighthouse in the snow. It was also fun to go to in season. You do have to pay to enter and get access to all of the buildings. It is fascinating to learn the history of the area, it's keepers, how the lighthouse changed and evolved over time, and of the nearby shipwrecks. When we were here last year, my grandfather enjoyed finally being able to imb the tower, which does cost extra.
My son and I spend about an hour here. The shipwreck museum is awesome for such a small building. My son loved the large models showing the ships in their current state on the lake floors and what they looked like in there original glory. Some of the recovered artifacts were equally impressive. Climbing the lighthouse stairs to the lantern room was the best part and definitely worth the small admission cost.
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