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Fantastic Tour

Beautiful restored light house. Stunning views of Lake Michigan. Enjoyed the video and tour. The... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Charles B
Historic place to visit

We had been in Evanston for the conference. Beside attending their we visited places nearby. We... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
taufica n
DeKalb, Illinois
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2601 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1752
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Beautiful restored light house. Stunning views of Lake Michigan. Enjoyed the video and tour. The ground are beautiful. The vacant mansion next door is equally fascinating, though the folks in the lighthouse would say little about its history.

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We had been in Evanston for the conference. Beside attending their we visited places nearby. We like this place because of the clean sandy beside and trees around the lighthouse!

Thank taufica n
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Beautiful setting in the suburb of Evanston. Can climb up and look out over Lake Michigan. Park atmosphere beach next door. Nice indoor exhibit

Thank Pamela Z
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Had two teens with me who were impressed with the property, the rocks, the beach but the water was cold!! It was a very hot day so it felt nice. Was not crowded at all on this very hot day.

Thank Susanlynn53
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

I had to be in Evanston for work and dragged two of my kids with me. Ages 6 & 8. Gorgeous day! Ample parking and clean beach. We did have to pay $20 for 1 adult and two kids. Beach has huge rocks in the...More

Thank chibex32
Reviewed 4 July 2018

My great-grandfather was an assistant lighthouse keeper here so it has special meaning to me. I used to visit the backyard and call my grandmother who was raised there and ask her memories she had while living there. It's not unusual to see a deer...More

Thank whyersc
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Getting up inside of this lighthouse has been on my bucket list for years! Today, it was sadly closed, so it remains in my bucket. Still, I appreciated the grounds and the unoccupied house next door.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Nothing really to see. The area is very run down. We were very disappointed. Not sure the reason for the condition but could be a cool place to visit.

Thank Damon D
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Very accessible light house right off the road. Landscaping is beautifully maintained by the local garden club, and worth the visit even you have no interest in lighthouses. Have done the trip up to the top in a previous visit, and like all lighthouses it...More

Thank jmc1958
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The lighthouse is worth stopping and looking at. You park in a large parking area and can walk down to the beach to enjoy the lake. It's also by a small park.

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Response from Shulin_Kang | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is $5 fee when we visited. It's only open on Sat./Sun. 2-3-4pm. The lighthouse cannot take more than 6 people up there. I am not sure it is still open after September, you need you call to ask. But you can always... More