Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop Hours
To experience the museum, 2nd floor and stair climb to the top to see the views, there is a small fee:
Lighthouse Park has a free public parking lot - follow signs. All buses, vehicles with trailers and motorhomes must park on the road/M-37, - NO ENTRY into the parking lot. No parking for ANY vehicles on the loop at the end of M-37. Overflow parking from the lot is on M-37.
Our parking lot has handicap visitors' parking and a paved sidewalk to the lighthouse. Outside toilet closest to the lighthouse is for handicap individuals. The lighthouse is not handicap accessible inside and can not accommodate a folding wheelchair, stroller or walker. First floor museum of the lighthouse is very small.
Three other historical buildings on Old Mission Peninsula are Hessler Log Cabin (at Lighthouse Park), Dougherty Mission House and Log Church. These three are maintained by volunteers from the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society and owned by Peninsula Township. Visit the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society website.
Drones are allowed at lighthouse park but you cannot disturb other visitors and drones must be at least 60 ft away from the lighthouse, visitors and all buildings.
Mission Point Lighthouse is a Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice Listing. What is Travelers’ Choice? Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Beautiful perennial flowers lie these were donated by the following local companies: Old Mission Flowers, Pine Hill Village Gardens, Eden Hill Greenhouse, Four Season Nursery, Crystal Gardens, Cyman Gardens, Garden Goods, and Grahek's, Blue Iris Landscape Design. Visitors enjoy seeing the flower gardens every Spring, Summer or Fall that they visit.
The lighthouse is open to the public for self-guided tours for a small fee, browsing the gift shop, or a friendly hello to our Lighthouse Keepers.
On the first floor of the lighthouse, there is a small busy gift shop and one museum room. Please come in to learn about our history, as well as meet the keepers. Pay in the gift shop for the self-guided museum tour. The lighthouse does not sell beverages or food. We have NO indoor public toilets, however the park grounds has outdoor toilets located off the sidewalk between the lighthouse and the parking lot.
Mission Point Lighthouse is located at the end of Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. Follow M-37 North until it reaches the northernmost point. At this point you will reach the 45th parallel and Mission Point Lighthouse.
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Address to the lighthouse (not for mailing purposes)
20500 Center Road, Traverse City MI, 49686.
We look forward to seeing you!
Audio Tour for Visitors
For an audio tour provided by the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society, just call 231-354-7550 and then enter the extension for the location where you are:
Here is a link to other places to visit on Old Mission Peninsula. https://wandermoore24.com/travel_blog_old-mission-peninsula-wine-tasting/