Our Upcoming Events

Haunted Lighthouse 2019

Oct 19-27, 2019

Haunted Lighthouse Weekend: Tour the spooky keeper’s apartment and much more!

Michigan State Park Passport is required for entry into the Leelanau State Park.

Old Fashioned Christmas at the Lighthouse

Dec 1 – 7

We will be celebrating the heritage of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse keepers from 1858-1880. Each room in the lighthouse will be Christmas themed, portraying the traditional time period and showcasing the keeper heritages. We will also be telling the story of our only female lighthouse keeper. There will be an actor in period costume in each room retelling the Christmas story of that family. Learn also about the history of the Christmas Tree ship Rouse Simmons, that sank in Lake Michigan in 1912.

This exhibit will be open December 1-December 7 from 10-4.

December 7 will be our last day of the exhibit with extended hours.  A modern-day Santa’s Workshop will be open from 3-6 PM.  Come out and enjoy cookie decorating, crafting an ornament, visiting with Santa, games, holiday campfire, hot cocoa bar and much more.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the State Park.


Keep up-to-date with events and our keeper schedule!

View Lighthouse Calendar
Online Gift Shop

Clothing, books, souvenirs, coffee, gift certificates—we've got it all!

Visit Our Gift Area

See daily photos of the lightouse online, anytime!

Launch the Webcam

Support the GT Lighthouse and receive free admission, discounts and more!

Learn More About Membership
Connect With Us