"Old Lighthouse Museum" Michigan City Off The Beaten Path Tip by sambarnett

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The only lighthouse in Indiana and constructed by the federal government in 1858, this building now houses a museum dedicated to local history. There is an exhibit about Miss Harriet Colfax, who served as lightkeeper from 1861 until 1904, when beacon lights were installed. Her cousin, Schuyler Colfax later served as Vice President under Ulysses S. Grant.
   The museum is open 1 pm to 4 pm everyday except Monday.

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  • Written Sep 16, 2002
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