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“small museum but interesting”

Old Lighthouse Museum
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Owner description: The only lighthouse museum in Indiana.
Reviewed 7 May 2014

after living in the area for 10 years we finally decided to go visit the museum. It is small, but very interesting . The lady who was there gave us a nice overview of the lighthouse history. Especially interesting because there was a female lighthouse keeper! Nice break from the beach on a really hot day!

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The lighthouse tower rises from the roof of the light keepers house. A heavy fresnel lens sits in the lobby where many men laboured to carry it. Since residents provided their own furnishings most items here were donations many having little to do with light keeping. Excellent view from the tower but must be hot in summer as it's enclosed. The docents made the visit worthwhile.

3  Thank Garth M
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

I'd only suggest this particular museum to history lovers and travelers who enjoy learning about the area. It is a self-lead tour, which is nice, that has audio buttons to narrate each room. It is interesting to see the items retrieved from shipwrecks on Lake Michigan, as well as items that reflect period-approrpriate pieces for a lighthouse as a home.

3  Thank thjohnson1
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Very informational. Well cared for museum. We really enjoyed strolling the grounds and seeing all that there was to see.

1  Thank MichiganGizmo
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

The new lighthouse is sweet to see, the only lighthouse in Indiana. But the historic old lighthouse museum is well worth the few bucks entry since it is used to keep the place going. We had a lovely lady docent that tours the building and explains the various and many objects displayed. The 1st submarine was built here. The floors are laid out as they would have been when occupied, period furniture to complete the vision. One unique piece is a fragment of an American flag that John Wilkes Booth tore in his fall from the balcony after shooting Lincoln. There is a limited exhibit of native peoples artifacts. Lots of articles to see and read. I was most moved by the pictures of all the wrecked ships in Lake Michigan. Well worth the time.

3  Thank ruthandvern
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