Educational Outings & Group Tours

Little girls sitting on a log in the forest
Old Mission Peninsula with a stop at Mission Point Lighthouse makes a wonderful trip for a tour bus or large group looking for something to do in Traverse City. If you have a group of 15 to 30, please contact us with your arrival date and time so that we can be properly staffed with volunteers.
Mission Point Lighthouse also offers wonderful learning opportunities for school children and scouts. Half-day or full-day programs are available upon request:
  •  Historical tours of the lighthouse and the Hessler Log Cabin
  •  Guided hikes through the wooded trails
  •  Beach hike and rock collection and identification
  •  We are working on compass activities and several other options, as well (if you have a specific interest, let us know!)
If you are interested in arranging a trip with your class, club or scout troop, please call  Ginger Schultz, Lighthouse Manager at  231-645-0759 or e-mail

Adult Group Tours

We love having tour groups visit Mission Point but please let us know ahead of time so that the visit details are clear. The group rate for the self-guided tour inside is $3 each and we prefer that you prepay by credit card when you arrive. ONLY about 8 people can enter the lighthouse at a time. It is a small space and group visitors need to allow time to tour. The lighthouse is not exclusive to tour groups when they arrive, so other visitors' time must be respected. We have volunteers to provide a the tour group a brief history talk outside prior to entering the lighthouse. This service needs to be scheduled with the Lighthouse Manager prior to arrival day. All tour buses must park on M-37 - no entry into the public parking lot.

Ginger Schultz, Manager direct phone:  231-645-0759 or
Paved sidewalks in the trees from parking lot to the lighthouse
Paved sidewalks in the park from parking lot to the lighthouse.