Muskegon Lighthouse Tour
For the first time since it was built in 1903, the Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse is now open for regular public tours. I was able to tour this lighthouse a few years ago and I planned on going to the ribbon cutting ceremony but I was very busy with getting my new artwork framed and put on display at the Muskegon Farmers Market this weekend. Muskegon Local wanted to use my images in an article of their own, so I went back and re-edited some of my pictures from a few years ago 🙂
Here’s a little bit of information from WZZM about the lighthouse ceremony and tours. You can also find a gallery of my pictures below. Feel free to share with your friends and family 🙂
The Muskegon south pierhead lighthouse is now open for public tours.
The lighthouse is located at end of the inner pier near the Coast Guard station and is owned by the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy.
Previous summer tours were only offered during special events, but volunteers have opened the lighthouse to the public. Admission fees will allow the conservancy to work to open other lighthouses to the public as well.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning.
Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema of the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy said the lighthouse will be open for tours on Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays. It’s hoped that it will be open seven days a week in the future.
The conservancy is raising funds for and awareness of the lighthouse. It also hopes to restore the nearby Breakwater lighthouse in the future.
Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state in the country with 129. Adult admission to the lighthouse is $4. Children under 12 are $2. All proceeds are used for the preservation of the lighthouses.
For more information, go to: Muskegon Lights.