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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    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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  • We're all about authenticity here at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Colonial Michilimackinac, which is why we can't wait to show you in person this summer! ☀️ #MSHP #mackinawcity #colonialmichilimackinac #oldmackinacpointlighthouse #keepitlocal
  • It may be rainy outside, but that doesn't stop the hourly cannon firing at Fort Mackinac! 💥 #rainorshine #fortmackinac #MSHP
  • Jim and Luke firing muskets today and for the rest of the season 💥 #fortmichilimackinac #MSHP #1770s
  • Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, 50 feet up 🌲 #millcreekpark #mackinawcity #mackinachistoricparks #treetoptower
  • Protecting Mackinac Island since 1780. #fortmackinac #mackinacstatehistoricparks #straitsofmackinac #beautiful #viewfromthewyandotte @sheplersferry
  • Welcome to Mill Creek. #historicmillcreek #sawyer #timetowork #fieldtrip #mackinacstatehistoricparks #history
  • The view from Fort Street is underrated. Goodnight Mackinac Island. #mackinacstatehistoricparks #mackinacisland #fortmackinac #dusk #view #goodnight
  • The First Sergeant, getting ready for a busy day of school kids at Fort Mackinac. #fortmackinac #mackinacstatehistoricparks #mackinacisland #schools #history
  • Hard at work. #michilimackinac #sewing #mackinawcity #buttons #work #colonial
  • Can't ask for a much more beautiful day at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. #mackinacstatehistoricparks #historicmillcreek #sunshine #friyay
  • The new juried exhibit, "Mackinac in Motion," is up at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. #mackinacartmuseum #mackinacstatehistoricparks #mackinacisland #art #beautiful
  • Sure was nice of the sun to make an appearance today! #mackinacstatehistoricparks #mackinacisland #sun #feelsgood