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Sand Point Lighthouse

16 Water Plant Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-4052
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Very Average Attraction...

Throughout the US and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...Door County, and Lake Superior...there are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David W
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Lighthouse is Must-See

Lighthouse is open 11-4 all days and admission includes the adjacent museum. Climb the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy T
Loveland, Ohio
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The Sand Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1867 to direct ships around the Sand point and into the deep water channel of the Escanaba Harbor. This building, with a 4th order Fresnel lens, has been restored to its original appearance, with a turn of the century interior. The building and grounds are on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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16 Water Plant Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-4052
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Throughout the US and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...Door County, and Lake Superior...there are some spectacular and wonderful Lighthouses...Sand Point Lighthouse is "extremely" average. The site is ok and nicely restored...but...again, not a dramatic and beautiful lighthouse with a dramatic history. I like visiting and...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lighthouse is open 11-4 all days and admission includes the adjacent museum. Climb the lighthouse, enjoy the view from 30 degrees at the top, enjoy the rooms on both the main and 2nd floors. Low cost and well worth it.

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent museum! Very interesting and informative. Beautiful exhibits. Friendly staff. Well worth the price of admission

Thank MA P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Escanaba late in the afternoon. Drove around and found the lighthouse ten minutes before closing. Immediately scurried around the lighthouse and then over to the Historical Museum. Too little time for this magnificent museum! What a treasure for this town! Could have spent...More

Thank revglg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited here on our circle Lake Michigan tour. The light was relatively easy to find and had good signage.

Thank 659josephc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well-kept with friendly host. Right at the edge of town with easy access and very little walking (or can be viewed from vehicle in parking lot as well).

Thank P S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

If you're in downtown Escanaba, visit the cute little lighthouse! Very easy to find and access. Next to historical society.

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It was not as large as I thought it would be and it does not open for visitors until June 1. At least the day was pretty.

Thank Bev R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Haven't ever gotten inside, but it is located in Escanaba Michigan which has been our itinerary many times. Although I don't see a place to review ... Be sure to check out the Swedish Pantry and Sakellys Chocolates on Main Street. Very yummy

Thank CrystalDaytripper
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

So much fun to bring the kids and adults at Christmastime! Decorated and has the smells of hot apple cider and home made cookies! Fun to climb the spiral staircase to the crows nest!

Thank JulieAGladstone_MI
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31 August 2016|
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Response from George C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't remember. We were there about 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon on a weekday. The place was manned by one volunteer and seems to be very well known. You may want to call the town of Escanaba, they may be able to... More
7 June 2016|
Response from jodijo1 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse was redone years ago to what it looked like when people actually ran the lighthouse (bedroom, kitchen, parlor, ect.) There still is a light (house) in the water but it's not manned and you can't get to it... More
5 February 2015|
Response from foodfan57VA | Reviewed this property |
Open Memorial Day and on...from 11-4.