The picturesque Mission Point Lighthouse was built in 1870 to warn ships away from the dangerous shoals extending into Grand Traverse Bay at the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula in Lighthouse Park. It is the centerpiece of an attractive park with popular beaches, historical exhibits, picnic facilities, extensive all-season hiking trails, and is a popular destination with visitors and locals alike. The Mission Point Lighthouse gift shop/museum is open to the public most days, May-October from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and in November, only Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The cost for adults is $5, $2 for children, and children 5 and under are free. Available at no charge is viewing the Hessler Log Cabin, a restored turn of the century log cabin on the lighthouse grounds. National Lighthouse Day is August 7th! The lighthouse has a unique and popular keeper program. Please visit our website for additional details.