Planning Your Visit
We also most likely will not be opening on April 1st due to Corona Virus concerns. Wish everyone to keep healthy and not to take risks. We will inform everyone when the opening will take place. Thank you for your patience.
Admission $5 age 14 and over, $2 under age 14, and preschool free. Take a trip up the stairs to visit the lantern tower!
The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings for Holidays, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum.
Due to continuing restoration work being done at the Old Lighthouse Museum, we are suspending First Friday activity at the museum. We will resume once we reopen this coming season. Thank you for your understanding.
The Old Lighthouse Museum is located in the west end of Washington Park in Michigan City, Indiana.
"Greetings from Michigan City, Ind." Picture postcard from the collection of the Old Lighthouse Museum/Michigan City Historical Society, Inc.
Directions to the Old Lighthouse Museum
From I-94 or U.S. 20: Take U.S. 421 (Franklin Street) north into downtown Michigan City. Turn right at 11th Street (the street with the railroad tracks in the middle). Travel one block east on 11th Street and turn left onto Pine Street. Follow Pine Street across U.S. 12 as it curves left then right into Washington Park. Cross the draw bridge over Trail Creek and at the circle housing the Civil War Memorial, go right and immediately do a U-turn heading west on Heisman Harbor Road into the Marina and Lighthouse parking lot.
From U.S. 12 or U.S. 35: Enter downtown
Michigan City and turn north on Pine Street into Washington Park. Cross
the draw bridge over Trail Creek and at the circle housing the Civil
War Memorial, go right and immediately do a U-turn heading west on
Heisman Harbor Road into the Marina and Lighthouse parking lot.
The Old Lighthouse Museum
Updated August 07, 2020