back to previous page

Grosse Point Lighthouse


Built on the shores of Lake Michigan by the United States Government in 1873 after several shipwrecks demonstrated its need, this was the lead lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago. In 1999, Grosse Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service; the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes to carry that status. The Garden Club on Evanston maintains wildflower and butterfly gardens on its property.

Location & Nearby Attractions
What's Nearby
Click tags for related items
You may also like...

Block Museum of Art


The Dearborn Observatory


Shakespeare Garden