The revolutionary war-era Fort Mackinac contains more than a dozen original buildings, a variety of tours and programs, and live cannon and rifle firings throughout the day.
Nowhere else does such a rare and exceptional collection of Mackinac-related art and photography come together to tell Mackinac’s story. This year, a special exhibit titled “Waters of Mackinac” is on display until June 1st, when it will be replaced with a different special exhibition of 20th-century Mackinac artist Stanley Bielecky’s works.
Child: (5-12): $4.00
Treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts.
Located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac, visitors of all ages can enjoy the unique perspective from the palisade walls.
Child (5-12): $6.50
A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Your visit includes the opportunity to climb to the top of the tower and, peruse the authentically restored quarters, view exhibits including a real lens, in addition to the new Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum with a variety of original artifacts and audiovisual programs to tell the story of the numerous shipwrecks that dot the Straits of Mackinac.
Child: (5-12): $4.50
Home to one of the oldest industrial sites on the Great Lakes, the water powered saw mill at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is nestled in more than 600 acres of natural forest with three miles of hiking trails surrounding it. Visitors can explore northern Michigan’s natural history with the Adventure Tour. This special add-on includes a high ropes bridge, climbing wall, and a zip line ride over Mill Creek. Adventure Tour tickets must be purchased at time of arrival for $8 per person.
Child: (5-12): $6
Visit all of the Mackinac State Historic Parks sites (Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park) in Mackinaw City all for a savings!
Child (5-12): $14
Spend the day in Michilimackinac State Park, the second oldest start park in Michigan, and visit both Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Colonial Michilimackinac with just one ticket!
Child (5-12): $9.50
Unlimited admission to all parks for up to two adults and all dependent children or grandchildren under 18 for the entire 2016 season in addition to membership to Mackinac Associates.