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~Guiding sailors and their vessels for 164 years~

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is on the State and National Historic Register.  It is an active aids-to-navigation with a working fog horn used for demonstrations.  The lighthouse and grounds have been lovingly restored to a museum showcasing the life of a lighthouse keeper and family, circa 1920′s – 1930′s. We are located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, on the grounds of beautiful Leelanau State Park.  MI State Park Passport is required.



Snow Shoe Hike -Sat, Feb. 13 @ 10 a.m.

Join Leelanau State Park Lead Worker, Stephanie Rosinski for a fun-filled morning hike.  Take to the trail around the camp ground, hear fascinating stories about the State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse.  Afterwards, tour the Lighthouse and enjoy some hot chocolate.  The snow shoe hike is FREE, Lighthouse is $4 for non-members.


An Afternoon at the Light, Feb. 13 @ 1 pm.

Join Stef and Amanda on a custom tour through the lighthouse and hear history come alive. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Each participant will receive a lighthouse print. The tour is limited to 25–$17 for non-members, and $15 for members. Call 231-499-1787 for reservations, or purchase through here through myNorth Tickets:

Afternoon at the Lighthouse Tickets

Due to popularity, the Lake Michigan Aircraft Carrier Exhibit will continue for the 2016 season (with some key additions). Plan your visit now!



This exhibit is partially funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Your donations are gladly accepted!




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