Guided Tours

During your visit to Point Betsie Lighthouse, you’ll be led through the original 1858 lighthouse keeper’s residence and hear the stories of lighthouse life from our knowledgeable docents. You’ll climb our 34-step tower with its views up and down the lake Michigan shoreline (be sure to ask our tower guide for the legend of Sleeping Bear). In the Boathouse Museum, you’ll learn about one of the most remarkable rescues on Lake Michigan. You’ll see our Fog Signal Building, where the distinctive wail and sound pattern of the fog horn would tell sailors where they were, not just how close to shore.

Photo courtesy of Michigan Nut Photography,


Tickets are sold for tours every 30 minutes (except for 12:30).

  • $5 Adults
  • $2 Children (ages 6-11)
  • FREE for ages 0-5*

* Height restriction: all ticket holders MUST be 3 1/2 feet tall to climb the tower. Absolutely no babies in slings or backpacks are allowed in the lighthouse tower. No exceptions will be made to the height requirement or to rules that ensure the safety of every guest.


Tickets are available until 4:30 to be sold for our final tour of the day. We recommend arriving earlier so you’ll have time to fully experience all Point Betsie Lighthouse has to offer.