The Point Betsie Lighthouse was restored and is maintained thanks to generous gifts from lighthouse friends like you. Protecting our treasured 1858 beacon on the Lake Michigan shoreline from weather and age requires constant maintenance.

Your donation helps preserve and protect the historic Point Betsie Lighthouse and keep the lighthouse and Boathouse Museum open for thousands of visitors every year. Please consider an individual or family membership, a donation, or a contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one.

Memberships are $35 for an individual or $50 for a family. Members receive our exclusive newsletter twice a year. And we are grateful for donations of any amount! You can even honor or remember a friend or family member with a donation to the lighthouse. Remembrances are published in our newsletter.

You can also support Point Betsie Lighthouse with a contribution to the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation’s Beacon Fund Endowment. The Beacon Fund helps ensure the long-term maintenance and protection of Point Betsie Lighthouse. Each year, the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation returns a grant based on earnings (not the donation itself) to Point Betsie. Your gift will help ensure that the Point Betsie Lighthouse is preserved for generations to come. To contribute to the Beacon Fund Endowment, please click one of the links below.

Contribute Online - Click here

Mail Contribution - Click here

To pay by check or money order:

  1. Print and complete our Membership Form
  2. Make check or money order payable to: The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse
  3. Send membership form and payment to: P.O. Box 601 Frankfort, MI 49635-0601

To pay online by debit/credit card:

  • Complete the following form and click continue to proceed.
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