Historic Updates to
Mission Point Lighthouse
Since Fall of 2016 we have been making changes to the south side of the lighthouse to fulfill a grant from SHPO to make the exterior of the house like it was in 1910 - small storage building moved to side of house, rear sidewalk installed, flowers planted around the house and new wood and wire fencing. More to come . . .
Log Cabin Day!
Log Cabin Day, was June 30, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Hessler Log Cabin in lighthouse park and the Mission Point Lighthouse, as well as the Dougherty Mission House, will be open for viewing and tours. Exhibitors will be recreating crafts from the nineteenth century at each location, and some refreshments will be available.
Michigan Lighthouse Festival August 2020 is in Traverse City our Mission Point Lighthouse
In honor to celebrate our 150th Anniversary, The Michigan Lighthouse Festival celebrates Michigan Lighthouses and their contributions to our unique state history. The festival will be August 7 - 8, 2020. Event begins with a special dinner in Traverse City and more! (August 7 is also National Lighthouse Day!)
Check out website
for more information about
the 2020 festival - coming soon.
And for more information about lighthouses along Michigan's
west coast, check out
New in 2019!
Grand Traverse Area Lighthouse Challenge
On Sunday, August 11th - when you visit both Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport and our Mission Point Lighthouse, do the climb and you will receive a special gift. The lighthouses are 65 miles apart. The Lighthouse Challenge is one day only! Hours 10-5.
Community Lighthouse Grounds Planting and
Friday, June 7, 2019 was our 2nd annual volunteer flower planting event and lunch was served and volunteer t-shirts too for all the volunteers who attended. We still have more volunteer opportunities - anyone interested in helping call
Ginger Schultz 231-645-0759
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
For Saturday August 18th and Sunday the 19th, 2018 - we participated in a ham radio activity called International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Countries all over the world have become involved. Amateur radio operators in America set up portable stations at lighthouses and endeavour to make contact with