Education, Exhibits + Tours


  • Education Programs are held April through December.
  • Lighthouse Treasure Hunt  is available when you tour the lighthouse.


  • History of Grand Traverse Light
  • New for 2015: Lake Michigan Aircraft Carriers – Fog Signal Building
  • Archaeological Dig of the 1st Grand Traverse Light
  • Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve
  • Native American Settlements of the Area


Admission to the lighthouse includes a self-guided tour. Tour sheets are handed out in the admissions area, and detail many of the museum’s artifacts and points of interest.

Guided tours are available for school and adult groups. Reservations must be made in advance by calling the Program Coordinator at 231-386-7195.

With prior notice, Grand Traverse Lighthouse welcomes tour buses! If a guided tour is not requested, lighthouse staff will welcome the group, and give a brief historical summary before the individuals disperse for self-guided tours. To schedule a tour bus visit, please call 231-386-7195.