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Old Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 1 Washington Park Marina, Michigan City, IN 46361
Phone Number: +1 219-872-6133
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The only lighthouse museum in Indiana.

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Interesting place of history and artifacts

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 1 to 4 pm with a small admission fee, you take a self directed tour of the old lighthouse and can walk up to a viewing cap to see surrounding vistas.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 1 to 4 pm with a small admission fee, you take a self directed tour of the old lighthouse and can walk up to a viewing cap to see surrounding vistas.

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Thank gingrannie
Taylor, Michigan
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210 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

By the way, the above photo is not the Old Light House Museum. The Museum is now land locked where once it was on the waters edge. Much of the lake has been filled in making way for a large yacht basin and a nuclear power plant. It has a rich local history in addition to being associated on the... More 

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Thank tiggerthehun
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Seen the lighthouse at the end of the long day and it was a nice way to end the day. Sunset was beautiful as we walked the pier.

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Thank Sheila B
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were staying at the Blue Chip during the week and caught the Museum open! We loved hearing about the ship wrecks off shore & the female light house keeper!

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Thank ruth s
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

It's probably a nice place but to pay 7 bucks for "closer parking" so u dont have to walk that far to see the museum and take a picture of a lighthouse was a bummer. Since I was wondering my folks, I said forget the long walk. Heres a pic I took from the free parking lot where the coast... More 

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Thank patgranada
South Haven
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great exhibit of Michigan City and lighthouse history. Multiple floors of exhibits with a local flair. Staff was very helpful.

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1 Thank Hulbert C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The walkway/boardwalk to the lighthouse was awesome! Just wish we were able to go inside it! The scene made for a great photo op.

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1 Thank Vanna B
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Okay so it is the Lighthouse Museum and you'll find out all about the female Lighthouse Keeper the very first in the United States but you'll also learn a lot about the earlier settlers the Indians and it's really quite fascinating so it's worth a trip with the kids without the kids by yourself with a group go there or... More 

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2 Thank Donna K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The parking to this was unclear from the website. In front of the museum, there are very few parking spaces, but they are there. This is right off the circle, so I wish I hadn't paid the $7 to park for the beach, as it was unnecessary for this attraction. Plenty of stairs. With a tight staircase at the top.... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

While a rather small museum, it had a lot of displays and the docent, while offering a self-guided tour would pop in every now and then with some interesting tidbits. Worth the price

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