The light house itself is lovely to look at, but the signage is terrible - non existent - and the buildings around are pretty dilapidated and there is nothing to explain why it is there and what it is doing.
We were driving back to Northwestern on Sheridan from Wilmette when we saw this lighthouse. Stopping, we discovered that it is attached to a marine museum, a terrific beach and what appears an old mansion now used for an art space. Unfortunately it is only open during the summer months so a return visit is in order.
Check their website if you want to actually visit the lighthouse. They are open Sat and Sun afternoons 2-4P but there is a phone number to call to verify if you are making a special trip. Otherwise there is a great beach here with special accommodations for kids.
A lovely setting, pleasant place to take a stroll on the beach on a sunny day. Would enjoy having a chance to visit inside the adjoining mansion.
Never have figured out why this is spelled Grosse but there is also a Gross Point Road (no e). Anyhow, this lighthouse is the symbol of Evanston and is beautiful along the lake and Sheridan Road next to Northwestern University. Most everything in this area and in most of Evanston is as beautiful as a post card.
We came to see the lighthouse, and realized that the main attraction here is the beach and children's playground. The lighthouse wasn't open midday Friday when we were there. Come for a picnic or play with your family rather than to visit a lighthouse. Be aware that there is a charge to visit the beach.
Very hard to find a time when this is open to the public. Believe you have to call ahead and confirm a time. Very little to see from the outside,
We decided to make a day trip of some of our local sites. We checked out the Lighthouse in Evanston. There are a few tours on Sunday afternoon and we were there for the beginning tour. The docents allowed sixteen people in-half went up in the lighthouse, and half watched the video of the history of this particular lighthouse. After... 更多
Arrived here prior to hotel check in time and enjoyed a couple of hours at the nearby beach. A nice, scenic spot to relax, maybe enjoy a picnic. There was a charge to go in the lighthouse. We opted not to, and just walked around the grounds. there is a charge to go to the beach-- $8 per person. Changing... 更多