Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is located within the boundaries of Michilimackinac State Park on the shore of Lake Michigan, just off I-75 in Mackinaw City. It is just to the east of the Mackinac Bridge. The Fog Signal Building serves as the entrance to the site.
526 N. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Click here to map your route to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and for general travel information on your visit to the Straits of Mackinac.
Parking at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is free. The main lot is located adjacent to the site entrance. Additional parking is located along Huron Ave. and nearby at the Colonial Michilimackinac entrance.
Refreshments and Picnic Area
Beverage vending machines are located near the restroom. Picnic grounds are featured throughout Michilimackinac State Park.
The Museum Store is located in the Fog Signal Building. It features a wide variety of unique gifts, mementos, apparel and publications.
Accessible restrooms are located just to the west of the lighthouse complex, adjacent to the parking lot.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse warmly welcomes guests with special needs. Learn more about how guests with limited mobility or other special needs can fully enjoy their visit. Click here for complete information about accessibility.
Please keep in mind that Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is very much an outdoor experience so prepare accordingly for various weather conditions. We recommend walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Please be sure to collect a Map & Schedule at the entrance. Please consult the Tower Tour Rules for special requirements to make the climb up the tower.
There is a lot to see and do at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. We recommend that you plan to spend a minimum of one hour at the site. Those meeting the Tower Tour requirements will be issued a timed ticket for their tour.
Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.
Photography is permitted and encouraged in all areas. Professional or group photography must be approved in advance.
Please silence electronic devices during audiovisual presentation and during tours.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is a smoke-free site.
About Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
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