Ontonagon Lighthouse sits on the western shore of the Ontonagon River in Michigan’s Ontonagon County. The Lighthouse is owned and operated by the Ontonagon County Historical Society and offers historical tours. It was built in 1853 and was in operation until the light was deactivated 1963. This historical lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The cream colored square brick tower stands 34 feet (10 m) tall with a light keepers house is attached. The tower is open for climbing and offers a breathtaking perspective of Lake Superior and the Porcupine Mountains. A tour of the lighthouse can be booked at the Ontonagon County Historical Museum across the river.