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

  • Special Events

    There is a TON going on throughout our historic sites this summer – click here for the complete list!

  • Hubbard’s Annex Land Sale

    The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is offering Hubbard’s Annex Lots 4, 5, 6, Block 2, for sale.

  • Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

    New, interesting content is updated often on the Mackinac State Historic Parks blog. Click here for more information.

  • Fort Fright

    Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site.


  • Fire the Cannon

    Now YOU can fire the first cannon volley of the day at Fort Mackinac. Click here to learn how.

  • 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.

  • Mackinac Weddings

    Mackinac State Historic Parks offers 10 beautiful, unique settings for your special day.

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  • Gardens and Good Things to Eat, happening today and tomorrow at Colonial Michilimackinac. #thisismackinac #gardens #history #naturalhistory #mackinawcity
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It's onion time! There are so many interesting historic recipes that call for onions and we are ready for them.

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#fortmichilimackinac #growfoodnotlawns #onions #freshingredients #dirtisgood #manuremagic #feedthesoil #18thcenturyfood #peasandsaltpork
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History & hospitality is yours to discover at Island House Hotel & Mackinac State Historic Parks. You could win the opportunity to fire the morning canon at Fort Mackinac! Enter to win the Historic Mackinac Giveaway.

1. Share this post with #historicmackinacgiveaway in the caption
2. Like Mackinac State Historic Parks
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Historic Mackinac Giveaway includes: • Canon firing at Fort Mackinac on Saturday, September 22, 2018 • Two nights at the Island House Hotel the weekend of September 21, 2018 • Exclusive Fort Mackinac tour with Executive Director Phil Porter • Admission to Fort Mackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek, Old Point Lighthouse, and the Manoogian Art Museum • $100 906 Rewards Club Dining Card valid for use at your choice of 1852 Grill Room, Mary's Bistro Draught House, Pancake House & Grille, Seabiscuit Café • Best of Mackinac Sweet Treat Basket from Ryba's Fudge Shops • Bicycle Rentals from Island House Bike Shop

Winner will be announced at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Must be 18 or older to claim prize package. Dates are firm. Package good for the contest winner and up to three guests.
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse | Mackinaw City

Happy National Lighthouse Day! 
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Praise be to the Royal Artillery Gods!

Just some storms rolling into work today.

#archaeology #royalartillery #fortmichilimackinac #mackinacbridge #workworkwork #thisismackinac
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Exploring Mackinac city today! Zach has talked about this place since the first day I met him. So thankful to finally get to see it and show our baby j! Plus this colonial soldier was a plus! #thisismackinac
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Looking out at the view from Fort Mackinac on a perfect summer day. Time to plan an extended weekend on the island! .
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Watch 😎 Enjoy 😂 Enter to Win 🏆

1. Repost or share using #historicmackinacgiveaway
2. Follow @mackinac_parks 
3. Follow @islandhousemackinac 
Winner gets to fire the cannon at Fort Mackinac on Saturday, September 22, 2018; an exclusive Fort Mackinac tour guides by Executive Director Phil Porter; Admission to all Mackinac State Historic Parks, Two nights lodging at Island House Hotel the weekend of September 21, 2018. $100 Best of Mackinac dining card, sweet treats from Ryba’s Fudge and bike rentals from Island House Bike Shop. Winner will be announced at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018, Must be 18 to enter. Dates are firm. Package is a good for contest winner and up to three guests.
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We recently took Liesel to Mackinac Island for the first time. For all the non-Michiganders out there, the island is a summer destination and is located between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.  It’s a pretty unique island in many ways, one being that there is a lot of limestone on the island. Over time, the limestone has eroded and has made some cool formations like this picture of Arch Rock.
Another fun fact is that there are no motorized vehicles on island. There are, however, about 600 horses 🐴 which pull private carriages, taxi carriages, tour group carriages and all types of service trailers (mail deliveries, garbage, etc) around the island. And bikes... lots of bikes. 🚲
We will share more about our fun experience in some later posts and in our weekly vlog 😍
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Thank you @thefunemployedfamily for using our hashtag & for visiting beautiful Mackinac Island!
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Thank you @heather__lang__  for using our hashtag!