Welcome to McGulpin Point!
The lighthouse is now closed for the season as of Nov. 1, 2016. Thank you for another fantastic season sharing the history of this historic Emmet County property with us!
Holiday Open House Hours
As part of “Christmas in Mackinaw” celebrations the first weekend of December throughout Mackinaw City, McGulpin Point will re-open for special hours. The lighthouse will be open and decorated for the holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 3-4, 2016. Santa will be on-site from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.
We welcome tens of thousands of visitors to our site each year, and we enjoy talking with you all and telling you about the rich history of McGulpin Point! Admission is by freewill donation.
2017 reopening: May 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
McGulpin Point Discovery Trail: An intriguing historical journey through generations
The new Discovery Trail at McGulpin Point will bring you back to 9,000 years ago, when our earliest inhabitants lived among these forests and made it their home. Walk the trail to discover native warriors who tread this ground and impacted world-wide events, and later meet the McGulpin ancestors who were the first Europeans to settle this property along the Straits of Mackinac. We hope you enjoy this journey through time at one of Emmet County's, and Michigan's, most important historical landmark sites.read more...
Visit our gift shop for one-of-a-kind treasures!
The gift shop at McGulpin Point Lighthouse and Historic Site is stocked each year with unique treasures that reflect life on the Great Lakes and your visit to McGulpin Point. We carry a wide selection of children's books, shipwreck videos and apparel. We also offer merchandise related to the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, our sister property just down the road. You can find Dark Sky t-shirts, hats and other clothing items, as well as jewelry. We welcome you to browse our gift shop while you're in the Mackinaw City area!read more...