Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum

Planning Your Visit

The Old Lighthouse Museum will be opening for the 2018 Season on Sunday April 1. Our 45th Season

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.

We are also open each month as part of the Michigan City Uptown Arts District First Friday events. On those evenings we are open from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, free of charge.

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 in front of the Museum.

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 in front of the Museum.

Parking for the tour boats is to the east of the Museum in front of Millennium Park and some spaces are located behind Fish Camp Restaurant.

Thank you for using the appropriate parking spaces.



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The Old Lighthouse Museum
Michigan City Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 512
Michigan City, IN 46361
(219) 872-6133
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Updated July 1, 2018

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