McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site
Season: May through October. Hours in October now 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission: $3 per person. Children under 5 years of age are free. For more information, visit www.mcgulpinpoint.org
NOTICE for SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 —
We’re very sorry to report that McGulpin Point Lighthouse and gift shop will be closed today (Sunday, August 23) due to staffing shortages. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to enjoy the park grounds, including the trail that leads down to the shoreline. We hope to be back open on Monday, August 24, at 10 a.m. Thank you for understanding!
McGulpin Point Lighthouse
500 Headlands Road
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Contact McGulpin Point: (231) 436-5860
Tour groups, school groups, welcome!
Emmet County owns the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse, which protected shipping on the Straits of Mackinac against storms, fog and rocks between 1869 and 1906. It was purchased by the county in 2008, which reopened McGulpin to the public with a gala celebration on May 30, 2009. The site is approximately 10 acres and is a half mile north of the Headlands. It includes 336 feet of shoreline on the Straits with a commanding view of the Mackinac Bridge.