BE A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER!
Applications for 2017 and 2018 are being considered now.
The busy week of July 4-11 needs friendly high-energy keepers! Is that you?
If you are interested in becoming a Lighthouse Keeper at Mission Point Lighthouse,
you must read the handbook first and check out the popular KEEPER PROGRAM tab
Please click here for the application procedures, here for the handbook, and here for an availability calendar.
Or go to heading KEEPER PROGRAM (click tab) for application and
more information. Click the Keeper Calendar to see available weeks.
Mission Point Lighthouse
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Mission Point Lighthouse has been a Traverse City and
Old Mission Peninsula icon for decades. Located at the end
of a picturesque drive along M-37 through cherry orchards
and vineyards, Mission Point Lighthouse stands as a classic piece of Michigan history. While it no longer guides mariners through West Grand Traverse Bay as it did from September 10, 1870 until it was decommissioned in 1933, Mission Point Lighthouse now offers visitors a peek into what life was like around the turn of the century for lighthouse keepers and for others who lived
and worked in the area at the time.
Lighthouse Park guests are invited to enjoy self-guided historical tours through the lighthouse (climb all the way up to the tower!), to visit our quaint gift shop, to peek into the historic Hessler Log Cabin, to explore the miles of unspoiled trails that run through and around the park (many of which are just as historic as the lighthouse itself), to picnic, to photograph, to watch for birds and other wildlife, to stroll the beach, to gaze out at the sunset, and to simply relax. We hope to see you there!
WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Lighthouse open daily 10am-5pm from May-October, and
Friday-Sunday Noon-4pm in November; park, trails and beach open daily until 10pm all year
Admission Fees (May - October, November weekends)
First floor of museum FREE, however, to see the Fresnel lens,
2nd floor museum and experience the stair climb to the tower with awesome beach views, there is a small fee:
$4.00 each - ages 13+, $2.00 each - ages 6-12,
FREE for ages 5 and under (parking is always FREE)
*All proceeds from admissions benefit the Mission Point Lighthouse
and its preservation, restoration, and interpretation.
NOTE: The lighthouse gift shop does not sell beverages or food, no dogs allowed inside the lighthouse. The lighthouse has NO public toilet facilities, however the park grounds has two outdoor toilets.
Old Mission Peninsula was chosen as one of the top ten coastal drives in North America!
Looking for a new bike route? Bike to Lighthouse Park! Click here for an Old Mission Peninsula Bike Route Map.