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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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    How to Get Here

    Get your Mackinac adventure started today.  Click here for directions to one of our seven amazing parks and attractions. 

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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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    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.

  • Fort Holmes 2015

    Fort Holmes

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

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  • Lots of #British soldiers at Colonial #Michilimackinac for our final weekend of special tricentennial programming. Come visit! #godsavetheking #CM300
  • Join us tomorrow at 2pm as we dedicate the newly reconstructed Fort Holmes on Mackinac Island. #Mackinac #warof1812 #michiganhistory #puremichigan
  • My how the times haven't changed! Join us as we dedicate Fort Holmes this Sunday at 2pm at #Mackinac Island's highest point.
  • Get a load of this #carrot plucked out of the Colonial #Michilimackinac garden this morning! #cm300 #whatsupdoc
  • Bride Cake turned out beautifully. Rachel, herself a bride-to-be, is very pleased with the outcome and so are all the taste testers. #CM300 #Michikimackinac #bakeoven
  • Rachel is waiting for the oven to cool a bit before putting her Bride Cake (butter, sugar, flour, eggs, raisins, mace, nutmeg, candied orange peel, and rose water) in for 30 to 40 minutes. #CM300 #bakeoven #Michikimackinac
  • Oat, corn, and wheat #bread fresh from the brick oven. #CM300 #Michikimackinac #breadytocrumble
  • Six loaves are in the 450 degree bread oven. 25 minutes to crusty deliciousness. #CM300
  • Andrew just started pounding down the dough and will leave it to rest. Looking for crusty loaves by 3pm #CM300
  • Dough is proofing and the bread oven is getting up to temp. Won't be too much longer and we'll have some fresh bread at Colonial #Michikimackinac. #CM300
  • There's something special about this tree found on #Mackinac Island. Can you tell us the name and what makes it different?
  • Just another perfectly perfect day at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.