Planning Your Visit

Our first day for the 2021 Season will be Friday May 7th. Our 48th Season.

Museum Hours for the month of May: Friday, Saturday and Sunday only!

May 7th, 8th & 9th 1:00 to 4:00 PM CST - May 7th First Friday 5:00 to 8:00 PM CST

May 14th, 15th & 16th 1:00 to 4:00 PM CST

May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 1:00 to 4:00 PM CST

May 28th, 29th & 30th 1:00 to 4:00 PM CST

Closed Memorial Day May 31st

Masks required and social distancing please!

Check for June scedule later in May.

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 May through October, Friday through Sunday,  from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Only 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, weather permitting. Admission is 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.

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.



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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 April 21, 2021

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