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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 what’s available for the 2020 season!

  • Special Events

    Discover special events throughout the 2020 season.

  • Educational Programs

    Award-winning outreach. Immersive on-site experiences. Legendary field trips. Learn more here.

  • Mackinac Parks: 125

    A season-long celebration! Join us for special events, gala celebrations, themed weekends, and more. Learn more here.

  • Opening Dates Likely Delayed

    The Covid-19 pandemic will likely delay the opening dates of Mackinac State Historic Parks sites for the 2020 season. The sites will be opened as soon as possible.

    New dates will be announced here as soon as they are known. Thank you.

  • Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

    Dig deeper into the rich history of the Straits of Mackinac.

  • Fire the Cannon

    Make your visit to Mackinac Island unforgettable.

  • Mackinac Weddings

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

  • 2020 Sponsors

    Thank you to our 2020 sponsors. Click here to visit them.

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  • Daily life at Colonial Michilimackinac. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #summer #mackinawcity #straitsofmackinac #historyisfun #livinghistory
  • Did you get a chance to explore the Mackinac Island Botanical Trail last summer? #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #hiking #outdoors #mackinacisland #makeitmackinac #mymackinac
  • Do your kids have what it takes to serve in the military of the 1880s? #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #makeitmackinac #mymackinac #puremichigan #fortmackinac #summertime
  • Another one of those sounds that brings Mackinac’s history to life - the clanging of the blacksmith shop. Come visit Monty at the Benjamin Blacksmith Shop starting June 6. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #blacksmith #mackinacisland #makeitmackinac #mymackinac #feelingsummer
  • Closing our eyes, we can hear the clip-clop of horse hooves, the blast of the cannon and the boat horns from the Tea Room. It won’t be too long. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #summer #tearoom #makeitmackinac #mymackinac #puremichigan
  • The view from near the cannon platform at Colonial Michilimackinac. That is all. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #mackinawcity #mackinacbridge #puremichigan
  • Ready for care-free days exploring Michigan’s first state park. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #sugarloafrock #mackinacislandstatepark #makeitmackinac #mymackinac #puremichigan
  • Just incredibly peaceful out at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #waterpower #winterisending #springiscoming
  • Yesterday afternoon at your favorite lighthouse. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #lighthouse #mackinawcity #mackinacbridge #winter
  • Just an absolutely gorgeous day at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #winter #snowshoes #sunnyday
  • It’s currently 0 degrees outside, so here’s a photo of #oldmackinacpointlighthouse with lilacs in bloom to help forget that fact. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #readyforsummer #sunshine #lighthouse #puremichigan #mackinawcity
  • Here’s a beautiful hand-tinted photo from William H. Gardner from about 1915. Just because. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125 #makeitmackinac #mymackinac #puremichigan #photography #historicimages #lilacs