Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and its collection

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is a historic landmark located in Lake Michigan. It marks the junction between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron in Emmet County, Michigan. Although it is no longer active, it remains a significant part of the region's history and is a popular tourist attraction.

Visiting the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse station was opened to the public in 2004. One of the highlights of a visit to the lighthouse is the original Fresnel lens of the light, which is on display. This lens, with its intricate design and historical significance, offers a fascinating glimpse into the past.

Experience at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Adjacent to the Mackinac Bridge, the park surrounding the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse offers a great view of the bridge and boat traffic. Visitors enter through the 1907 Fog Signal Building, which houses the museum store. The lighthouse tower is also open to the public, providing a unique opportunity to experience a piece of maritime history.

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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
North Huron Avenue 526
MI 49701 Mackinaw City

Visitor information Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Opening hours

9:00 – 17:30
9:00 – 17:30
9:00 – 17:30
9:00 – 17:30
9:00 – 17:30
9:00 – 17:30
9:00 – 17:30

September 5 – October 9, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Last Admission 4:00 p.m.


Child (Age 5-12)$7.00


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Location & Map

North Huron Avenue 526, Mackinaw City

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