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Fort Wilkins and Copper Harbor Lighthouses

  • Fort Wilkins and the Copper Harbor Lighthouses

    Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins was intended to keep law and order during the Copper Rush. The fort tells the story of life on the northern frontier during the mid-1800s. The park also includes the Copper Harbor lighthouses built in 1866 and 1868.

    Fort Wilkins
    U.S. 41
    Copper Harbor, MI 49918

    Phone: 906-289-4215
    Website: Michigan.gov/FtWilkins

    Admission is free with a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport

    Open seasonally.

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    A cannon on the grounds of Fort Wilkins.

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    Costumed interpreters walk the grounds of Fort Wilkins.

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