Our Upcoming Events

Haunted Lighthouse 2019

Oct 19-27

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.

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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.

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Michigan Cares For Tourism

Project Day at Leelanau State Park – Sept 17

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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