Join us on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 5-8 pm for the 15th Annual Lobster Fest Fundraiser at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Leelanau State Park in Northport. Tickets are now on sale. Dinner includes: Fresh/Live Maine Lobster (or chicken option), boiled redskins, corn on the cob, cherry dessert, cole slaw, coffee, lemonade, beer & wine. There will be entertainment and a silent auction. There are two seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 for non-members and $65 for Lighthouse Members. There are only 200 tickets available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum at 231-386-7195.

All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the continued restoration and preservation of the historic Grand Traverse Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is on the State and National Historic Register.

For more information please call Grand Traverse Lighthouse at 231-386-7195.

You may purchase tickets through My North Tickets:  MyNorth Tickets

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Haunted Lighthouse 2019

Haunted Lighthouse Weekend: Tour the spooky keeper’s apartment, go through the haunted basement, enjoy s’mores, pumpkin bowling, Halloween crafts, hot dog lunches, and much more. Michigan State Park Passport is required for entry into the Leelanau State Park.

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Old Fashioned Christmas at the Lighthouse


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 November 30-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.

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Michigan Cares For Tourism

Project Day at Leelanau State Park

Michigan Cares For Tourism is a Michigan-wide organization made up of special volunteers from around the state who assist Michigan landmarks and events with upkeep and projects. This year, they’ve chosen to come help us at Leelanau State Park! Hundreds of volunteers from around the state will be onsite completing much-needed projects, like building our new playground.

This means that on these days, the Lighthouse will be closed. But if YOU would like to come and volunteer to help out, feel free to post on our Facebook event page, linked below, or contact the Lighthouse at  info@grandtraverselighthouse.com or call (231) 386-7195.

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