Lighthouse history: originally constructed in 1825 this was the first lighthouse established in michiganthe lighthouse was constructed just north of fort gratiot. Fort gratiot light station the fort gratiot lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in michigan and one of the first on the great lakes. It has at its centerpiece the fort gratiot lighthouse the whole park is important to bring in tourism to the county, brooks said. Fort gratiot light the fort gratiot lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse in michigan and was the first lighthouse on lake huron. Get directions, reviews and information for fort gratiot lighthouse in port huron, mi.
Xxxxand you can make your way to fort gratiot lighthouse, by contacting the port huron museum for a tour - see our link on this site to the museum, or call. With nature preserves, trails, ponds, bike paths, parks, beaches, and recreation areas, fort gratiot has plenty for people to enjoy all four seasons fort gratiot township is also home to the largest commercial corridor in st clair county. This page features many pictures of the fort gratiot lighthouse. The fort gratiot light and grounds have been closed to the public until very recently now run by the port huron museum, not only can your family walk the grounds at no charge but you can take a guided tour, as well as walk up the lighthouse steps for the low cost of $5.
3 reviews of fort gratiot lighthouse had a super visit to this historic lighthouse a few years ago did not have a chance to climb up to the top but i personally thought that the gift shop was well stocked and had alot of interesting stuff in it. Fort gratiot light station in port huron michigan more in port huron tours of the light and lighthouse keeper are available and there is an excellent gift shop on the grounds. The oldest operating lighthouse in the great lakes established in 1825 and rebuilt in 1829 and 1861, was the first lighthouse on lake huron and is the. Fort gratiot lighthouse military fort gratiot the need for a light station to guide vessels through the water way became very important.
Lighthouse family medicine in fort gratiot, michigan is a family medicine practice that strives to provide the highest quality and comprehensive healthcare to the entire family. Fort gratiot was an american stockade fort in fort gratiot, michigan, in saint clair county, michigan where the fort gratiot lighthouse is located. Walking through centuries: a port huron history lesson this combination of beauty and importance has contributed to a long fort gratiot lighthouse. Dennis delor gives a tour of the fort gratiot lightouse, the first lighthouse in the state of michigan, and talks about the history of the site.
Fort gratiot lighthouse neighbors share recommendations and advice, classifieds, important alerts, and much more on nextdoor learn more. Learn about the history and restoration of the oldest lighthouse in michigan fort gratiot light station is located in the city of port huron, on the shores. Fort gratiot lighthouse fort gratiot (port huron) light location: lake the government recognized the importance of protecting commerce on lake huron.
Fort gratiot lighthouse and forts are often neighbors as important waterways needed to be clearly marked and well defended fort gratiot, a stockade fort. Fort gratiot lighthouse, port huron: see 182 reviews, articles, and 123 photos of fort gratiot lighthouse, ranked no1 on tripadvisor among 28 attractions in port huron. Last april a michigan-based group of ghost hunters claimed to have confirmed paranormal activity inside the fort gratiot lighthouse.
Fort gratiot lighthouse gift shop wwwphmuseumorg at the source of the st clair river where it flows southward from lake huron, lies port huron, one of the oldest settlements in michigan fort st jos. Fort gratiot light station and gift shop 28k likes tour the oldest lighthouse in michigan and learn about one of port huron's greatest landmarks. View from the top: fort gratiot lighthouse has candlelight tours climb to the top can be nerve-wracking, but the view is worth the effort. The original fort gratiot lighthouse was built just north of the fort in 1825 (destroyed in 1828), replaced by the current lighthouse in 1829 at 2802 omar street.Download