Visit one or all six attractions on
Mackinac Island or in Mackinaw City
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    Special Events

    There’s always something happening at our sites. Find out what special events are planned now!

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    Mackinac Fun Pages

    FREE printable fun activity pages can help make the trip to Mackinac more enjoyable. Click here to download more than a dozen pages of kid-friendly puzzles, mazes, and more for all ages.

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    Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

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

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    Fire the Cannon

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

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    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.

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    Fort Holmes

    The completely reconstructed Fort Holmes is now open to the public at Mackinac Island’s highest point.

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  • We're putting the finishing touches on the all new Commanding Officer's House at #Colonial #michilimackinac in #Mackinaw City. #colonialmichilimackinac #Mackinac #MichiganHistory #museum
  • Root, root for the home team this Saturday as the Fort #Mackinac Never Sweats take on the #Rochester Grangers in a game of #VintageBaseBall  More info at mackinacparks.com/special-events.  #FortMackinac #mackinacisland #timelessmackinac #puremichigan
  • Right now at #FortMackinac #independenceday #fourthofjuly #mackinacisland #timelessmackinac
  • Our #blacksmith is shaping a #horseshoe for visitors at the Benjamin Blacksmith Shop on #Mackinac Island. #timelessmackinac #michiganhistory #mackinacisland
  • Our #archaeologists are back in action, uncovering items like this ring that haven't been seen for centuries at #Colonial #Michilimackinac. Learn more about how things are going in the 58th season of #archaeology at the site. Link in the description.
  • #FlagDay at #FortMackinac, the #BoyScouts are responsible for raising Old Glory each day at a number of places around #Mackinac Island, including the Garrison Flag here at Fort Mackinac. #mackinacisland #michiganhistory #timelessmackinac
  • All of our #Historic #Downtown #Mackinac sites, including the #American Fur Company Store and Dr. #Beaumont Museum are open to the public and included free with admission to #fortmackinac. #michiganhistory #timelessmackinac #mackinacisland
  • The workday commute looks just a little different on #Mackinac Island.
  • You may have seen a #Colonial #Michilimackinac #musket firing, but have you seen it in slow motion? #mackinaw #michiganhistory #redcoats
  • Fort #Michikimackinac was a thriving trading depot where people of different backgrounds and culture worked and lived together. Today not much has changed. (Okay, maybe a few things) Come experience what life was like more than two centuries ago! #michiganhistory #18thcentury #mackinaw
  • If it's neat in real life, it's probably even cooler in Slo-Mo, right? #fortmackinac #mackinac #timelessmackinac #michiganhistory
  • #Dogs are big fans of #michiganhistory, too. Or maybe they just like the attention of a friendly #British soldier at #Colonial #Michilimackinac. Either way, well-behaved pets are welcome! #dogsofinstagram #mackinawcity