Big Demand For St. Joseph Lighthouse Tours This Summer

The demand for lighthouse tours in St. Joseph has been up this year. In fact, the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center says there has been a record number of tours. The museum’s Kate Ulrey tells WSJM News there has been great demand from tourists and residents alike.

“We open the door and in they come,” Ulrey said. “We are up to about 5,500 people who have gone through the base of the lighthouse, and over 2,500 people have climbed to the top.”

Ulrey says this year they’ve had visitors from Portugal, Switzerland, and Australia tour the St. Joe lighthouse, and notes the Wednesday night tours are popular with locals. Two marriage proposals have been made and accepted there, and it’s been a popular site for wedding photos. The open lighthouse tours continue through September 8. You can find out more at