Old Presque Isle Lighthouse in winter with snow on the ground.

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (1840) in Winter

Plan Your Visit 

Presque Isle's historic lighthouses are a must-see stop for visitors to northeast lower Michigan. Situated on Lake Huron on a peninsula (pres'que isle is French for "almost an island"), the 1840 Lighthouse is among the oldest and the 1870 Lighthouse is the tallest in Michigan that the public can climb. During the open season (late May to mid-October), you can climb both towers, tour the restored 1905 Keeper's House, shop in the well stocked gift shop, have a picnic, and enjoy a variety of public programs. Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets over Lake Huron and North Bay. A series of walking trails are available year-round in the New Lighthouse Park.

Enjoy your visit!

Old and New Lighthouse Museums and Towers

Operated by Presque Isle Township. Admission to the museums is free, although a nominal fee ($5 adults; $3 children) is charged for tower climbs.  Weather permitting, adults and children 42 inches or taller in height may climb the tower. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and must meet the 42-inch height requirement.

1905 Keeper’s House Museum

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.

Please note: The 1905 Keeper’s House is staffed by volunteers. While we make every effort to be open according to our published schedule, if volunteers are unavailable on a particular day, the museum will be closed. If you are planning to visit and want to be sure the Keeper’s House is open that day, call 989.595.9917 (Gift Shop in the New Lighthouse) for the most recent information. To contact the Presque Isle Township Museum Society, email us at pilighthouses@gmail.com or leave a message at 989.787.0814.


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