White River Light Station Museum, Whitehall

The White River Light is a lighthouse on Lake Michigan near the city of Whitehall, Michigan. It sits on a thin peninsula of land separating Lake Michigan from White Lake. The building was built in 1875.Some of the buildings in existence for the lightstation consisted of the tower and attached dwelling, the South Pier-head Beacon light, oil house, woodshed or strage building and Privy.The lighthouse is open to the public as a museum with regular hours posted from Memorial Weekend through August 31. The lighthouse is also open through September and October with reduced hours. The museum has a number of artifacts from the passenger and freight shipping on the lakes in addition to information on the light itself.
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  • Access to light tower and maritime history in relics, photos, literature etc. A modest gift shop in the office upon entry. Beautiful victorian lighthouse / keepers home. Here every year, never tire of...  more »
  • My wife and I were trying to see several of the lighthouses along the coastal while on our trip. This lighthouse is tucked away, there is a charge to tour the lighthouse and climb to the top. Short cl...  more »
  • If you are in the area and/or are interested in Lighthouses, this is well worth the stop. The lighthouse has interesting architecture. Please pay attention to the signs that warn you about poison ivy.  more »
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  • Its a very nice place to go you can hang with your Friends go Fishing go Hiking go Boating and much more and the Sun Sets are amazing i would recommend it for you guys to come to Western Michigan.
  • This is a beautiful park and surrounding town to visit. Plenty of shops to stop in. A few cozy local shops as well. You have the big lake and the beach to visit in the area. Good fishing as well around the pier and channel.
  • Lovely little museum. My kids enjoyed climbing up to the top to look out. They had a little trouble on the way back down (the metal stairs are grated so if you're afraid of heights it may be a little intimidating). Nice collection of historical items, too, if you're into that sort of thing!
  • Great place to check out the sunset. Brought my family here on the last night we were in town and we loved it. Beautiful walk down the pier and the museum is also very neat from the outside. Tours of the lighthouse were (I believe), $5 for adults and cheaper for children, but my wife and I didn't end up taking it.
  • this lighthouse is beautiful...my 2nd time here. I would definetly recommend this site if you enjoy lighthouses, and appreciate the history. plus having a nice beach/ pier surrounding is also very nice. the volunteers at the lighthouse were also very helpful, knowledgeable about the workings and the history of the surrounding lights! enjoy the view from the top!!
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