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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

A Star Spangled Fourth of July

Fort Mackinac Mackinac Island

The historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery with banners, flags and bunting. It is an 1880’s Independence Day, with 38-gun salutes honoring the states of the period,... Read more »

War of 1812 Battlefield Bike Ride

Fort Mackinac Mackinac Island

Learn more about the War of 1812 and the battle of Mackinac Island on this guided bike ride to the 1814 battlefield on Mackinac Island. Meet at the Avenue of... Read more »

Featured Blogs

What Did Soldiers Wear Under Their Uniforms?

If you’ve visited Fort Mackinac, you’ve probably seen our historical interpreters performing demonstrations and leading tours while wearing the uniforms of the U.S. Army of the 1880s. We strive to have accurate reproductions, but what did the historic soldiers of Fort Mackinac wear under their uniforms?

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African American Soldiers and Fort Mackinac Officers

While General Granger was reading General Order No. 3, two future Fort Mackinac officers were also on occupation duty in the south. William Manning and future post commander Greenleaf Goodale were both stationed in Louisiana in the summer of 1865.

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At Last…

After a very long wait, MSHP archaeologists were excited to remove the straw and plastic sheeting from the archaeological site and begin preparing the site for excavation.

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