Fort Wilkins Panel

Fort Wilkins and Copper Harbor Lighthouses

  • Fort Wilkins and the Copper Harbor Lighthouses

    Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins was intended to keep law and order during the Copper Rush. The fort tells the story of life on the northern frontier during the mid-1800s. The park also includes the Copper Harbor lighthouses built in 1866 and 1868.

    Although Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-110 (COVID-19) allowed libraries and museums to re-open on June 8, 2020, this site's historic buildings remain closed to the public until further notice. The buildings will re-open once we can ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Check the DNR COVID-19 Response page for updates.

    Fort Wilkins
    U.S. 41
    Copper Harbor, MI 49918

    Phone: 906-289-4215

    Admission is free with a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport

    Open seasonally.


FWCH Image

  • FWCHL Image

    A cannon on the grounds of Fort Wilkins.

Events Panel

Events Image

  • Events Image

    Costumed interpreters walk the grounds of Fort Wilkins.

Visit Panel