4500 East Grand Lake Road | PO Box 208 | Presque Isle, Michigan 49777 | GPS: 45 21.395 N | 083 29.532 W
989.787.0814 (Presque Isle Township Museum Society year round)
 (Gift Shop and 1905 Keeper's House--late May to mid-October, during open hours)  
             Tour Operators: call 989.595.2752 (
Presque Isle Township Hall) for reservations.  


Lake Huron's

Maritime History

Comes Alive!

Welcome to The Lighthouses at Presque Isle, Michigan!
Enjoy the romance of lighthouse life as you explore our two lighthouses and museums...


The Old and New Presque Isle Lighthouses are closed for the season.

for the 2018 season: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., on the following days:
Friday -- Monday, May 25 thru June 11;
Daily (7 days a week) from June 11 thru September 3;
Friday --
Monday, September 7 thru October 15.
Admission is free, although a nominal fee is charged for tower climbs.


The 1905 Keeper's House hours for the 2018 season:
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday thru Monday, from May 25 thru September 3.
Operated by the Presque Isle Township Museum Society and supported
by members and volunteers, the house is open to the public.
Free admission; donations gratefully accepted.
Presque Isle Harbor Range Light Park:
All Year: Open Dawn to Dusk.

  • Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (1840)  in its 178th year!
  • New Presque Isle Lighthouse (1870) in its 148th year!
  • Third Order Fresnel Lens (built in the 1850s, first used during the 1871 shipping season)
  • Keeper’s House Museum (1905) in its 113th year!
  • Presque Isle Harbor Range Light (1870)

For lighthouse lovers, Presque Isle is a must-see stop in Northern Michigan.  Our 1870 Lighthouse is the tallest light on the Great Lakes that the public may climb.  Our 1840 Lighthouse is one of the oldest lights on the Great Lakes.  And our 1870 Harbor Range Light honors the small, dedicated group of women who were appointed keepers in a profession dominated by men.

For Lighthouse Passport holders, we now have three stamps.  The Old Lighthouse stamp is available at the Old Light.  The New Lighthouse and Range Light stamps are available at the New Light Gift Shop.

Volunteer "keepers" are needed for the 2018 season! If you live in the area, love the lighthouses, and are interested in working regular shifts (2.5 hours) greeting visitors, please contact us.

Presque Isle is French for peninsula, meaning "almost an island."  Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin all have towns named Presque Isle.  Michigan's Upper Peninsula has a Presque Isle Point near Marquette and a Presque Isle River in the Porcupine Mountains.  However, our Presque Isle (note that we retain the original French pronunciation — "presk eel") is located in Northeastern Lower Michigan, on Lake Huron's beautiful Sunrise Shore, east of US-23 between Alpena and Rogers City.  We are just 80 minutes from Exit 310 on I-75.  Easy to find! Hard to leave!

Point your car, RV, boat or bicycle toward
the Lighthouses at Presque Isle, Michigan!
You'll discover a little piece of heaven!

PITMS Volunteer Form

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