Chamber Operations & The Coronavirus
    June 2020
    The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Welcome Center office hours are Monday - Friday 10 am 4 pm. During the month of June our office will be open for "Curbside Service" only.  The foyer which has a lot of information and is open 24/7, including weekends. For additional information you may call the Chamber office at 231-882-5801. You may also contact our Executive Director, Rick Coates via his cell: 231-883-5625 or email: Director@benzie.org.


  • Old Fashioned Christmas at the Lighthouse

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    Name: Old Fashioned Christmas at the Lighthouse
    Date: December 1, 2019 - December 7, 2019
    Event Description:
    We will be celebrating the heritage of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse keepers from 1858-1880. Each room in the lighthouse will be Christmas themed, portraying the traditional time period and showcasing the keeper heritages. We will also be telling the story of our only female lighthouse keeper. There will be an actor in period costume retelling the Christmas story of the keeper families. Some of the heritages showcased will be from Germany, Denmark, England, and Ireland. In addition, learn about the history of the Christmas Tree ship Rouse Simmons, that sank in Lake Michigan in 1912. As always, a Recreation Passport is required for entry into the State Park.
    Grand Traverse Lighthouse,
    Leelanau State Park
    Date/Time Information:
    Dec 1 - 7
    10 am - 4 pm
    Contact Information:
    $5 per person admittance to lighthouse. A Recreation Passport is required for State Park entry.
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