Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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The Marquette Harbor Lighthouse is located on Lighthouse Point, not far from downtown Marquette, on a two and a half acres parcel on the shores of Lake Superior. The first Marquette Harbor Light was built in 1853, the current structure was built in 1866.  A second story was added in the lighthouse in 1909. The lighthouse was vital for the iron ore trade in the 1800s.

The lighthouse, which still shines today, is now maintained by the Marquette Maritime MuseumFrom mid-May to mid-October tours of the iconic red lighthouse and the museum are offered for a fee.

There are a number of parking options for visiting the lighthouse and museum. On Lakeshore Boulevard there is a paved lot between the water treatment plant and the U.S. Coast Guard building. There is a lot off Arch Street near Lake Superior. Another option is to park in front the Maritime Museum.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Scenic Lighthouse.

Cons

No tours during the winter months.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Lighthouse
Family friendly
Near lake or river

Location

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