Visit one or all six attractions on
Mackinac Island or in Mackinaw City
  • Employment Opportunities

    Want to  spend your summer at the Straits of Mackinac doing something fun and interesting? Click here to see our list of available positions for the coming season!

  • Landscapes of Mackinac

    This juried exhibition, presented in the second floor changing gallery, will present artwork inspired by the theme of “Landscapes of Mackinac.” Jurors for the contest are Liz and Neil Ahrens, and winners will be announced at a special event on June 20, 2018.

  • Special Events

    It’s never too early to start planning your 2018 visit to the Mackinac area! Learn about all of the 2018 special events, and check back often as we continue to add new events throughout the year.

  • Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

    New, interesting content is updated often on the Mackinac State Historic Parks blog. Click here for more information.

  • Fire the Cannon

    Now YOU can fire the first cannon volley of the day at Fort Mackinac. Click here to learn how.

  • Only Have a Day or Two?

    Even if your trip is short, there’s still plenty to see.  Click to check out The Straits of Mackinac’s must-see attractions and sample itineraries to help you plan every last minute of your visit.

  • Mackinac Weddings

    Mackinac State Historic Parks offers 10 beautiful, unique settings for your special day.

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  • Winter fun on @mackinacisle. #mshp #mackinacislandstatepark #thisismackinac #winter #outdoors
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  • Fort Mackinac in winter. #fortmackinac #mshp #snow #winter #peaceful
  • Changes are coming to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Follow us through the winter for more updates.
  • It dropped something like 40 degrees in one day, but it’s still beautiful. #oldmackinacpointlighthouse #mshp #mackinawcity #mackinacbridge #blueice #snow #winter
  • Beautiful Historic Mill Creek in the winter. #historicmillcreekdiscoverypark #mackinawcity #straitsofmackinac #mshp #snow #puremichigan
  • Opening day for the ice rink on Mackinac Island! #mackinacisland #mshp #fortmackinac #winter #iceskating @mackinacisle
  • Beautiful winter day at #oldmackinacpointlighthouse #mshp #winter #straitsofmackinac #snowglobe
  • Today at #colonialmichilimackinac #mshp #breezy #winteriscoming #lakemichigan #mackinawcity #mackinacbridge
  • Fort Mackinac, December 2. #fortmackinac #mackinacisland #mackinacstatehistoricparks #mackinacbridge #christmas #mshp