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    • 219-872-6133
    • Old Lighthouse Museum
      1 Washington Street
      Michigan City, IN 46360
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    • The Michigan City Historical Society invites you to visit the Old Lighthouse Museum, the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana! Tour the historic 1858 Michigan City Lighthouse and climb the tower into the lantern room. Learn about the 3 Michigan City Lighthouses and Miss Harriet Colfax - Michigan City Lighthouse Keeper from 1861 until 1904 - a cousin of Schuyler Colfax, U.S. Grant's Vice President. See a collection of beautiful ship models on loan and a display of running lights from the ship, Showboat - which 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, about local maritime history and mjch more. Take home a keepsake from their gift shop.

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