Welcome to The Lighthouses at Presque Isle, Michigan!
Enjoy the romance of lighthouse life as you explore our two lighthouses and museums...
- Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (1840) in its 176th Year!
- New Presque Isle Lighthouse (1870)
- Third Order Fresnel Lens (1870)
- Keeper’s House Museum (1905) in its 111th year!
- Presque Isle Harbor Range Light (1870)
For lighthouse lovers, Presque Isle is a must-see stop in Northern Michigan. Our 1870 Lighthouse is the tallest light on the Great Lakes that the public may climb. Our 1840 Lighthouse is one of the oldest lights on the Great Lakes. And our 1870 Harbor Range Light honors the small, dedicated group of women who were appointed keepers in a profession dominated by men.
For Lighthouse Passport holders, we now have three stamps. The Old Lighthouse stamp is at the Old Light. The New Lighthouse and Range Light stamps are at the New Light Gift Shop.
Presque Isle is French for peninsula, literally "almost an island." Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin all have towns named Presque Isle (rhymes with "smile"). Michigan's Upper Peninsula has a Presque Isle Point near Marquette and a Presque Isle River in the Porcupine Mountains. However, our Presque Isle (note that we retain the original French pronunciation — "presk eel") is located in Northeastern Lower Michigan, on Lake Huron's beautiful Sunrise Shore, east of US-23 between Alpena and Rogers City. We are just 80 minutes from Exit 310 on I-75. Easy to find! Hard to leave!
Point your car, RV, boat or bicycle toward
the Lighthouses at Presque Isle, Michigan!
You'll discover a little piece of heaven!
Days and Hours of Operation 2016
|Old and New Lighthouses,|
|Late May to Memorial Day — Weekends Only: OFFICIAL HOURS TO BE POSTED SOON|
Summer — Daily:
Labor Day to Mid-October —
Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival in October — October
|1905 Keeper’s House Museum:||Memorial Day to Labor Day — Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday: 1:00 to45:00 p.m. Closed Monday. |
Open at other times by special arrangement for tour groups.
|Presque Isle Harbor Range Light:||All Year: Open Dawn to Dusk.|