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VISIT ONE OR ALL SIX ATTRACTIONS!

Mackinac Island Attractions

Mackinaw City Attractions

Mackinac State Historic Parks Online Resources:

Explore at Home

Explore at Home

Explore the history of the Straits of Mackinac and our historic sites with online exhibits, exciting videos, educational materials, and more!

Donations

Donations

Mackinac Associates is friends preserving and sharing Mackinac's heritage. Please consider joining or donating!

Archaeology

Archaeology

Archaeology has been taking place every year within Mackinac State Historic Parks since 1959, and continues today.

Upcoming Events

Colonial Michilimackinac Open for the Season

Colonial Michilimackinac Mackinaw City

Revolutionary Times. As you enter Michilimackinac, you're stepping back in time to 1777, as the British prepared to end the American Revolution with a decisive blow.

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Open for the Season

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Mackinaw City

Some things were made to be seen. For the first time in its history, you'll be able to explore the second floor of the lighthouse!

$8.00

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Open for the Season

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Mackinaw City

Have an adventure. Witness the power of the creek harnessed to cut timber into lumber, then explore miles of hiking trails in a pristine northern Michigan forest.

$9.50

Featured Blogs

Mackinac Island Airport Archaeology

In September 2001 all of the pavement at the Mackinac Island Airport was removed prior to the regrading and relocation of the runway. Maps from 1902 and 1913 show that the area was used a dump, and the stripping and regrading exposed several areas of refuse.

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The Wall Gun

There is another 18th century weapon that gets fired occasionally, and it’s an interesting cross between a cannon and a musket. Let’s take a look at our wall gun.

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Quilt Along: A Star Pattern Quilt Square

The earliest quilting was done not for bed coverings, but for clothing. The layers of fabric and padding stitched together gave garments protection and warmth. …

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