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

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    A Star Spangled Fourth of July & An American Picnic

    The historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery with banners, flags and bunting. It is an 1880’s Independence Day, with 38-gun salutes honoring the states of the period, performances of patriotic music, and Victorian children’s games. Guests join the party and participate in Victorian dances and games on the fort parade ground.

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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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    Hubbard’s Annex Auction

    The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is offering Hubbard’s Annex Lots 4, 5, 6, Block 2, for public auction by sealed bid.

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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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  • Huge congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions at the 2017 Juried Art Exhibition! 🎨🖼 #MSHP #juriedexhibition #mackinacinmotion
  • So much to be seen in Mackinac Island State Park! #Repost @bmielke1125 (@get_repost)
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I made a friend today! 
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  • Don't forget to visit Historic Downtown during your summer getaway! Admission included with the purchase of a Fort Mackinac ticket🏘 #MSHP #historicdowntown #biddlehouse #mcgulpinhouse #americanfurcompany
  • MSHP takes on the 2017 Lilac Festival Grand Parade💐🐢 #MSHP #lilacfestival
  • Inside the inner workings of Mill Creek 💦🏞 #MSHP #historicmillcreekdiscoverypark #sawmill
  • If you love both food and history, then you're in luck! Come visit us at Colonial Michilimackinac this Saturday and Sunday for Gardens and Good Things to Eat! 🌷🍞 #MSHP #colonialmichilimackinac #gardens
  • Halfway up the 51 steps it takes to climb up to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ⚓️ #MSHP #oldmackinacpointlighthouse #towertour
  • Yesterday was our first cannon firing of the season at Fort Mackinac! For more information on how you can fire the cannon, visit www.mackinacparks.com/firethecannon/ 💥 #MSHP #fortmackinac #cannonfiring
  • Voyageur weekend is upon us at Colonial #michilimackinac. #history #mshp #mackinawcity #colonialmichilimackinac #straitsofmackinac
  • MSHP Employees tossing it up at the staff picnic! 🍳 #MSHP #eggtoss
  • Fort Mackinac is ready for you to come visit this summer! ☀️ #MSHP #fortmackinac #mackinacisland #views #summertime
  • Historical Interpreters Jim and Steven cleaning the cannon after one of the many successful artillery demonstrations here at Colonial Michilimackinac 💥 #MSHP #colonialmichilimackinac #1770s #cannon