Welcome to Point Betsie Lighthouse. The lighthouse has been operating continuously since 1858 safely guiding mariners on Lake Michigan. Come visit for a day or a lifetime.

Tours of the lighthouse take 1/2 hour and cost $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Our gift shop offers a wide selection of gifts especially selected for the up north experience. Our online store is now open
Find out about our community outreach. Host your perfect special event at the Lighthouse
Experience the life of a coast guard lighthouse keeper. Spend a night in the Lighthouse.
Point Betsie beach is worldclass. Come and enjoy an amazing sunset
make your summer worthwhile. Volunteer at the lighthouse.

Explore a place where Great Lakes maritime history is brought to life. At Point Betsie lighthouse, you’ll learn about daily life as a lighthouse keeper. You’ll see the keeper’s daily routines and feel the danger of a long-ago Lake Michigan rescue. You’ll imagine the loneliness and isolation when the nearest road is 40 miles away – and it could only be reached by boat along the Lake Michigan shoreline.  And you’ll look across the water from the lighthouse tower and imagine a hundred vessels a day, loaded with iron ore, wheat, or timber, sailing for Chicago or Milwaukee or Marquette.

Point Betsie Lighthouse is located on the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline south of the Sleeping Bear Dunes and north of Frankfort, Michigan. The original 1858 lighthouse, keeper’s residence, fog signal building, and Boathouse Museum are open to the public. Our gift shop carries gifts, apparel, toys, and decorative items to help you remember your trip to the Point Betsie Lighthouse.

We welcome you to Point Betsie Lighthouse!

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The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse

3701 Point Betsie Rd Frankfort, MI 49635
P.O. Box 601, Frankfort, MI 49635-0601
(231) 352-7644 |
Gift Shop*: (231) 352-7666 | Reservations: (231) 352-7644
*Gift Shop Phone Number During “Open Season”