While the grounds of Grosse Point Lighthouse National Landmark are open to the public free of charge year-round, tours of the lighthouse are held seasonally due to weather conditions. Weather permitting, specially arranged group tours of the lighthouse during the week can be made from mid-May through September. The District also conducts regularly scheduled tours of the lighthouse June through September, on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 - 3 - 4 P.M. The facility is closed Independence Day and Labor Day holiday weekends. As part of the tour, visitors get a chance to climb the 141- steps to the top of the light tower. PLEASE NOTE: For reasons of safety, by order of the Evanston Fire Marshall, there is a twelve-person limit on each tour and children under eight years of age are not permitted. Visitors are admitted on a first come basis. Access to the light tower is sometimes discontinued during extreme weather conditions or renovation work.
Please phone 847-328-6961 for up-to-date information before your visit.
Admission: $6 for adults and $3 for children aged 8 to 12.
Please note: There are no facilities for weddings or other social events on the grounds or in buildings at Grosse Point Lighthouse National Landmark.
The Grosse Point Lighthouse is located at the intersection of Central Street and Sheridan Road in Evanston. Take I94 to the Old Orchard exit turning East to Crawford Avenue then North to Central Street and East to Sheridan Road. Parking is available in the beach lot north of the lighthouse.