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. 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 the week of Independence Day and Labor Day holiday weekend. As part of the tour, weather and preservation work permitting, visitors get a chance to climb the 141-steps to the top of the light tower. Please phone 847-328-6961 for up-to-date information before your visit or if you have questions.
Important: For reasons of safety, by order of the Evanston Fire Marshal, 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 and admission is $6.00 for Adults and $4.00 for children aged 8 to 12. We do not accept credit cards.
Directions: The Grosse Point Lighthouse is located at the intersection of Central Street and Sheridan Road in Evanston, IL. Take I94 to the Old Orchard Road 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.Link to Map