Hours of Operation & Location
500 Headlands Road
Mackinaw City MI 49701
Lighthouse and Gift Shop: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from mid-May through September. In October, the lighthouse and gift shop are only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The lighthouse and gift shop will close for the cold season on Oct. 24, 2021. The park grounds around the lighthouse and down to the Straits of Mackinac, including a shoreline view of Mackinac Bridge, is always open to the public.
Admission is $3/person. Children under 5 years of age are free.
McGulpin Point Historic Site & Lighthouse is located adjacent to The Headlands recreational park, both located just west of Mackinaw City.
From Mackinaw City, travel west on Central Avenue about 2 miles, turn north on Headlands Road.
From southern Emmet County, travel north on any of several main roads including M119, Pleasantview Road, US 31, or I-75.
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