Old Mission Lighthouse, Traverse City

4.4
Old Mission Lighthouse is located in Traverse City. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Traverse City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Old Mission Lighthouse and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Old Mission Lighthouse
map
Places to stay near Old Mission Lighthouse
Old Mission Lighthouse Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
654 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Enjoyed stopping and wandering around. The lighthouse was closed during the winter but was nice to take a look around the grounds and walk on the beach. Walked out on the ice and took in the sounds of...  more »
  • We drove up here for the day to hike the Mission Point Lighthouse trails. It was so beautiful! While we normally choose this destination in the summertime to hike and bike, we wanted to see what it wa...  more »
  • Mission Point is a great destination for a bike ride. It’s about 40 miles and if you stay on the outer roads on the peninsula you will have beautiful views of lakeshore , cottages, wineries and orchar...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful historic site. Old log cabin along with the Light House itself a bonus. Beautiful beach. Quaint Lighthouse, only 35 steps to top. Well worth the $4 adult/$2 child fee to climb to the light! Lovely views. Or totally free, walk around first floor and see how they lived, see photos from the past, listen to a video presentation and go to the little gift shop.
  • I would give it 5 stars had I been able to get in side the lighthouse. Beautiful beautiful beautiful drive out to it and location. Enjoyed the wineries along the road.
  • Great historic site. Good views of the lake and an interesting presentation about life for the lighthouse keepers on the second floor. A level 5 Fresnel lens is displayed. The grounds also include an original settler's log cabin, with a cell phone narrative available.
  • Nice experience for the family and kid friendly, and ADA accessible. There is ample parking. However, there is bit f an easier walk to the actual light house! My visit was during a rainy day.
  • Worth the drive up the peninsula. Beach, lighthouse and a warm fall day. Can't get much better!

Plan your trip to Traverse City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Old Mission Lighthouse by other users

10 days in Mackinaw City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Traverse City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Traverse City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Traverse City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Traverse City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Mackinaw City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Traverse City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Petoskey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Traverse City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Traverse City & Mackinac Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Traverse City BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans