History comes to life as guides take you on a stroll through the historic site and tell the stories of the lighthouse keepers and their families in the early 1920s.

See the giant lens up close and personal, hear the fog horn, and dive into the history of Great Lakes shipping while experts answer your questions along the way. Tours are free with site admission.

Available March 1 through October 31, 2020


Guided 20-minute introductory tours of the light station leave from the visitor center continuously; the last tour of the day leaves at 5:00 pm. Visitors can also tour the site and climb the lighthouse on their own.

Tour guides take visitors to a lake overlook and to the lawn below the celebrated lighthouse. Visitors are then invited to tour the lighthouse and historic buildings: the restored keeper's house, oil house, and fog signal building.

Tour groups are encouraged to explore the visitor center exhibit and watch the introductory film. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours to explore the historic site, visitor center exhibits, and museum store.

Have a group?

Group tours are available from March 1 through October 31, 2020. Due to high visitation, private group tours are not available on Saturdays after July 1, 2020. Call for information about private tours at other times.

Please reserve your group of 10 or more people at least two weeks in advance. 

  • $10 per person; free for tour leader / bus driver
  • $4 group rate for nonprofit organizations serving limited income audiences
  • Payment is nonrefundable unless tours are cancelled due to inclement weather


Field trips

Education programs are engaging, relevant to your curricula, and built to meet state standards. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more, and must be made two weeks in advance.

Field trip request form