About Old Lighthouse Museum
Come visit The Old Lighthouse Museum which is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. * Tour the historic 1858 Michigan City Lighthouse and climb the tower into the lantern room. * Learn about the three Michigan City Lighthouses. * See an exhibit about Miss Harriet Colfax, Michigan City Lighthouse Keeper from 1861 until 1904. She was a cousin of Schuyler Colfax, U.S. Grant's Vice President. * See a collection of beautiful ship models that we now have on loan. * See a new display of running lights from the ship, Showboat. The Showboat housed a theater in which the play Tobacco Road was performed. * See exhibits about Lake Michigan shipwrecks, including a collection of picture postcards commemorating the Eastland Disaster, the tragic sinking of a steamship bound for Michigan City's Washington Park from Chicago in 1915. * Learn about Abraham Lincoln's funeral train and its stop in Michigan City. * Learn about local maritime history and the ships that have sailed in and out of our harbor. * Learn a bit about the history of Michigan City, Indiana. * Visit our gift shop and browse our fine selection of books, postcards, clothing, souvenirs, and Harbor Lights and Spoontiques lighthouse figurines. Hours: April- Oct Tues-Sun 1pm-4pm; Closed Mon; Open First Fridays each month 5pm-8pm.