White River Light Station Museum, Whitehall

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The White River Light is a lighthouse on Lake Michigan near the city of Whitehall, Michigan. It sits on a thin peninsula of land separating Lake Michigan from White Lake. The building was built in 1875.
Some of the buildings in existence for the lightstation consisted of the tower and attached dwelling, the South Pier-head Beacon light, oil house, woodshed or strage building and Privy.
The lighthouse is open to the public as a museum with regular hours posted from Memorial Weekend through August 31. The lighthouse is also open through September and October with reduced hours. The museum has a number of artifacts from the passenger and freight shipping on the lakes in addition to information on the light itself.
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  • One of my favorite places to visit!! I love the beach area which isn't all that big but secluded. A perfect place to get away, listen to the waves, watch the sunset. It's beautiful!!! And the...  more »
  • A beautiful vantage point on the coast line. Plus a small oil storage house displaying many artifacts oil cans and tools used in maintaining the light.  more »
  • Awesome. Great Michigan history of lighthouses in Michigan. Beautiful location. Beautiful lighthouse. Very informative. So far my favorite lighthouse. But haven't seen all of them yet.
  • Not sure if they usually have a guided tour or not, but it was just an attendant when we were there. Still worth the visit though, some nice displays and very well signed throughout the building. Has a small gift shop inside and the kids get a book and a sticker. One other thing, if you're pulling a trailer/camper do not attempt to park close! Use the first lot you come to.

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