Tawas Point Lighthouse

  • Tawas Point Lighthouse and gift shopThe Tawas Point Lighthouse allows visitors to explore a lighthouse still in use.
  • Man and children looking out at the water from the top of the tower.Visitors have the chance to climb the 85 steps to the top of the lighthouse and get a panoramic view of Ottawa Point and Tawas Bay.
  • Period room at the lightkeeper's dwelling at Tawas Point LighthouseThe museum portion of the lighthouse shows artifacts from different time periods of its use. The lightkeeper's house was purchased and moved to the site in 1922.
  • War demonstration at Celebration Days at Tawas Point LighthouseTawas Point is the site of many special events each year, including Celebration Days, featuring historical demonstrations, activities, traditional music, crafts, a fishing derby and re-enactors.
  • May Queen shipwreck at TawasIn 1859, the May Queen, a schooner bound for Milwaukee, sunk at Tawas Point during a storm. A 90-foot portion of the wreck has been unearthed due to recent low water levels.