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 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.

  • 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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  • 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
  • It's always fascinating to experience the water powered sawmill in action. #historicmillcreekdiscoverypark  #sawmill #michiganhistory #mackinawcity
  • Have to keep moving while the metal is hot! #blacksmiths at #Colonial #Michilimackinac demonstrate #historic trades. Now open for the 2016 season!
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  • Open for the 2016 season! #fortmackinac #mackinacisland #michiganhistory #timelessmackinac
  • Just a few more days until the familiar boom of the cannon echoes over the Straits of #Mackinac. #history #mackinacisland #fortmackinac #michiganhistory #timelessmackinac #puremichigan
  • More than three miles of hiking trails, a working water powered sawmill, and high-flying zip lining fun on the #Adventure Tour -- all starting Monday. #mackinac #michiganhistory #puremichigan #zipline #hiking #history #sawmill #mackinawcity
  • And you won't want to miss it. See the #StraitsofMackinac from a whole new perspective at #oldmackinacpointlighthouse #mackinawcity #michiganhistory #lighthouse #greatlakes #mackinac #puremichigan
  • Less than a week until we open the gates to #Colonial #Michilimackinac #puremichigan #michiganhistory
  • Soon. #timelessmackinac #mackinacisland
  • Cheers to Capt. Goodale, who made it possible for soldiers to buy a glass of beer at the Fort #Mackinac canteen. Just a nickel for a large glass of @schlitzbrewing Read more on our blog, link in the bio. #timelessmackinac #nationalbeerday