Visitors to the lighthouses are welcome anytime, however the towers are currently closed for the 2015 season. Special private group tours can be arranged at this time on a limited basis by contacting Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy.
While the tower is closed, you can take a virtual tour of the lighthouse as well as look at a current web cam view of the Thunder Bay River Entrance.
The Alpena Lighthouse is located at the end of the northern Alpena breakwall at the entrance to the Thunder Bay River. Approximate Latitude / Longitude: +45° 3′ 37.23″ N, -83° 25′ 22.80″ W. The Alpena Lighthouse is best viewed on the Alpena Municipal Marina breakwall or can be viewed by boat and has no official street address. The nearest address is the Alpena Yacht Club located at 250 Prentiss Street Alpena, MI 49707.