Keeper Program

The Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program has been suspended for 2023 but is expected to return in 2024. In 2022, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources received $500,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act and other sources to restore the tower of the almost 150-year-old Tawas Point Lighthouse. With restoration work due to begin in spring, the lighthouse keeper’s quarters and lighthouse tours will be unavailable for the 2023 season.

Located in Tawas Point State Park, East Tawas, the Tawas Point Lighthouse is a DNR Michigan History Center museum. Please watch this website for further details and for the 2024 Keeper Application. For more information, send email to or call 517-930-3806.

Please note that while the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park support this program, we have no input in the selection process.

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