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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.




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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