LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said extensive restoration work on the Tawas Point Lighthouse is done and will reopen on Thursday, May 2.

The lighthouse is located in Tawas Point State Park in East Tawas and has shown light from the tower onto the Tawas Bay and Lake Huron for 147 years.

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The May 2 sneak peak runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the opening ceremony, visitors can check out vendor booths from the Tawas Bay Art Gallery, Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing and Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In addition, people can enjoy live music and lunch from local food trucks, browse the gift shop, and take a free tour of the lighthouse.

The grand reopening is free, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to the park grounds. For more information on the history of the lighthouse click here.