Upcoming Programs

Join us for the following upcoming programs:


October 6th and 20th, 2018
at the Thomas Edison Depot

Join our resident expert on all-things-Edison, Depot Dave Dazer, on a narrated trolley tour around Port Huron to see the locations and hear the stories of the Edison family and their lives here during and after Thomas’ departure to New Jersey.

The tour will begin at the Thomas Edison Depot Museum, on the Edison Parkway, beneath the Blue Water Bridges. Guests will board the Blue Water Transit Trolley and visit 6+ locations in Port Huron that are relevant to the Edison story, all narrated by the Depot Museum site manager, Dave Dazer.

Special pricing of $15.00 for members and $20.00 for guests. SEATING IS VERY LIMITED! Please call today to reserve your space.

Cost: $15 per member, $20 per guest


September 16th, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00PM at the Fort Gratiot Light Station

Beginning Sunday, September 16th there will be a fall mini lecture series held at the Fort Gratiot Light Station! Lectures are $5 per guest and free for museum members! Reservations are requested-please call 810-982-0891 or purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

 

Cost: Free for members, $5 per guest
To purchase tickets for one of the lectures in the series, click the date of the lecture below:
Sunday, September 30: 2:00-3:00 – Ships Signals on the Great Lakes by Christ Tabor
Sunday, October 14: 2:00-3:00 – Ship Photography by Robert Campbell
Sunday, October 28: 2:00-3:00 – Disasters on the Great Lakes by Fred Miller


Saturdays, October 20th and 27th, 2018
7:00 PM – Midnight* at the Fort Gratiot Light Station

Join the Motor City Ghost Hunters as they return to the Fort Gratiot Light Station to investigate paranormal activity. This group of paranormal enthusiasts volunteer their time and talents to explore historical landmarks and even private homes in search of paranormal activity, using a variety of techniques and equipment.*

Explore this historical 1829 Fort Gratiot Lighthouse with the Motor City Ghost Hunter team. Discover for yourself the paranormal activity at this old guiding light structure, which has been a pivot point for many tragedies and triumphant events. Exploration will be from 7 pm – 12:00 am. Adults 18 and over only. Cost of the program is $35.00 per person (museum members) and $40.00 (non-members) for the presentation with the Motor City Ghost Hunters. Registration and prepayment is required two weeks in advance and is non-refundable.

Overnight- We are also offering an overnight at the Fort Gratiot Light Station Duplex building (a former two-family residence) to the adult Ghost Hunter participants for $100 per room. This price includes up to 4 people per room, additional participants $25. Must be 21 or older to reserve a room. Rooms are first come, first serve and have the following capacities 6 people (one room available), 8 people (two rooms), and ten people (two rooms). Capacity includes two trundle beds per room. Rooms will be assigned at the discretion of the Port Huron Museum staff based on each group’s reservation size. Guests are required to provide their own bedding. Rates are not valid on overnights booked for private groups. The overnight runs 12:00 am – 9:00 am, after the ghost hunt. (Overnight groups may check in at 6:00 p.m.) For more details or to book a room, please contact the Education and Tour Manager at 810-982-0891 ext. 118, Email: [email protected] Due to the high demand for this program, all ticket and rental sales are final; no refunds will be given for cancelled reservations.


* This event is for entertainment purposes only and is subject to personal interpretation. Rooms are first come, first serve and have the following capacities 6 people (one room available), 8 people (two rooms), and ten people (two rooms). Capacity includes two trundle beds per room. Rooms will be assigned at the discretion of the Port Huron Museum staff based on each family’s reservation size. Guests are required to provide their own bedding. Tower climb is weather permitting. Rates are not valid on overnights booked for private groups. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. The Port Huron Museum reserves the right to cancel due to low participation. Due to the expected demand for this program, refunds will not be provided for cancellations.

Fridays and Saturdays, November 23rd – December 22nd
at the Fort Gratiot Light Station

See the fresh greens, Christmas décor, winter on the beach, and the lighthouse tower all decked out for the holidays by candlelight. Includes a rare night time tower climb, weather permitting. Cost is $10.00 per adult, $8.00 per student or senior for an approximately 45 minute to 1 hour tour. Port Huron Museum Premier Members at no charge.

The first candlelight tour leaves at 5:00PM with tours leaving every half hour until close. The 7:30PM tour is the final tour of the night and consists of only a tower climb. Closed toe shoes are required to climb the tower; no flip flops, sandals, or high heels will be permitted in the tower. Tower climbs are weather permitting for safety reasons.

Tickets may be purchased in advance using the Eventbrite link below or at the door upon arrival for a tour. For groups of 20 or more people, please call (810) 982-0891, ext. 118 or email [email protected] to reserve your space and receive a group discount.

Cost: Regular tour rate applies.


December 9th, 2018
Noon – 4:00PM at the Fort Gratiot Light Station

Join us Sunday, December 9th for your chance to visit with Santa and his live reindeer! Have a cup of cocoa and a cookie while you fill out your Christmas wish list or wait for your turn to sit on our favorite friend’s lap. Once you’ve seen Santa and his friends, you may even want to climb the tower and see the view from above with our special tower climb offering!

Tower Special: $5.00 per person tower climb

*Cookies, cocoa, and visiting Santa are free. Tours and tower climbs are an optional add-on for an additional fee. Price is valid only during the Santa and live reindeer event. Tower climbing is weather permitting and requires closed toe shoes.


We are always working on new programs and events! Check back soon for more information or call us at (810) 982-0891 ext. 118 to see what we have coming up!


Interested in joining us on one of our regular bus trips? Click here for more information on the trips we currently have scheduled.