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

    Special events continue through the fall and into the winter – check here often for an updated list and to start planning your 2019 visit.

  • Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge

    The second annual Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge will be held on May 11, 2019. Click here to learn about this fun race that showcases Mackinac’s greatest historical and natural highlights. Registration is now open, and save by registering early!

  • Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

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

  • Fire the Cannon

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

  • Mackinac Weddings

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

@mackinac_parks on Instagram

  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, sunshine and open water. Pretty good start to Monday. #thisismackinac #mymackinac #makeitmackinac #puremichigan #meetmackinaw #lighthouse #lakehuron
  • Less than three weeks and we cannot wait. #colonialmichilimackinac #thisismackinac #mymackinac #puremichigan #meetmackinaw
  • Absolutely love the sound of the water rushing through the dam at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. #thisismackinac #meetmackinaw #mymackinac #puremichigan
  • We are only a MONTH from opening week! Who’s joining us?
#thisismackinac #ourfamousisland #openingweek #history #mackinacisland #mymackinac #makeitmackinac #meetmackinaw #puremichigan @puremichigan @mackinacisle @mackinawchamber @mackinawcitymi
  • #Repost @mackinacisle with @get_repost
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Your chance to fire the cannon at @mackinac_parks is coming up opening weekend!!! Tag a friend who’s you share the experience with and visit the URL in the video for details!! 🐴💛🦋 #MyMackinac  #PureMichigan #MackinacIsland  #Mackinac #StraitsofMackinac  #Michigan #UpNorth  #UpperPeninsula #FreshWater  #Travel  #IslandLife #GreatLakes  #IGTravel  #InstaTravel #TravelGram  #Wanderlust  #Travel #Travelingram #LakeHuron
  • #Repost @sheplersferry with @get_repost
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#TBT August 2018 and one of the most spectacular days of the season. Who’s ready for these greens and blues?!?!? We sure are. ⛴💙🇺🇸 #RideSheplers‬ #MyMackinac #Mackinac #MackinacIsland #Mackinaw #UpNorth #PureMichigan #Travel #Travelingram #TravelGram #AllAboard #Michigan #MightyMac #GreatLakes #LakeHuron #StraitsofMackinac #MakeItMackinac #UpperPeninsula
  • Stunning. #thisismackinac #Repost @themackinachouse with @get_repost
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We do love winter but this stuff can keep breaking up and melting!😳
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Ready for sunny days and for our season to begin!☀️
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#travelgram #bestvacations #wonderful_places #instatravel #beautifuldestinations #makeitmackinac #mackinacisland #mymackinac #bedandbreakfast #homeawayfromhome #beourguest #nowbooking #michigan #puremichigan #michiganlove #upnorth #northernmichigan #letsgosomewhere #stayandwander #islandlife #greatlakeslocals #michiganawesome #upnorthlive #naturalmichigan #freshwater #thegreatlakes
  • #tbt to the 1880s and a cannon firing salute at Fort Mackinac. We’ll start doing this every day starting May 2. #thisismackinac #ourfamousisland #openingday #thinkspring #puremichigan #mymackinac #makeitmackinac
  • View from Fort Mackinac never disappoints. #thisismackinac #ourfamousisland #summer #Repost @cottageinn_mackinac with @get_repost
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One of a kind!🐴🚲⛴
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A small town with a BIG heart!💚
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#travelgram #bestvacations #wonderful_places #instatravel #beautifuldestinations #makeitmackinac #mackinacisland #mymackinac #bedandbreakfast #homeawayfromhome #beourguest #nowbooking #michigan #puremichigan #michiganlove #upnorth #northernmichigan #letsgosomewhere #stayandwander #islandlife #greatlakeslocals #michiganawesome #upnorthlive #naturalmichigan
  • Two months from today! #thisismackinac #openingday #excited #beautiful #ready #Repost @sheplersferry with @get_repost
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Even though Fort Mackinac has been on the Island since 1779, it was not established as a Living History Museum until 1959, 11 years after the first Mackinac Island Lilac Festival.  If the closest you have been to the Fort is this view from Father Marquette Park, you need to put a visit on your to do list for this year.  There is so much cool history to see at @mackinac_parks and the fact that all of this history is in our area is amazing! If you want to come when the lilacs are in bloom, the Lilac Festival dates are June 7-16. Start planning your moment in history now!
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#RideSheplers #FortFriday #HistoryIsNotJustForNerds #CoolHistory #Thisismackinac #makeitmackinac #mymackinac #puremichigan #travelgram #familytravel #upnorth #historicsites
  • #Repost @themackinachouse with @get_repost
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Step into History and see what we once were....🐴🚲
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Make sure to visit the @mackinac_parks on your next trip to the island.💚
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#travelgram #bestvacations #wonderful_places #instatravel #beautifuldestinations #makeitmackinac #mackinacisland #mymackinac #bedandbreakfast #homeawayfromhome #beourguest #nowbooking #michigan #puremichigan #michiganlove #upnorth #northernmichigan #letsgosomewhere #stayandwander #islandlife #greatlakeslocals #michiganawesome #upnorthlive #naturalmichigan
  • Gorgeous. #thisismackinac #winter #bombcyclone 
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Wintery Day on Mackinac •
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#CPandme #mackinacisland #shoplocal #michigan #mackinac #upnorth #lifeoutdoors #giftideas #boutiqueshopping #instagood #optoutside #canvasandpaddle #shopsmall #shopmackinac #outdoorliving #explore #adventure #puremichigan #getoutside #winter #mymackinac #awesomemitten #mittenlove #lakemichigan #offroad #winterpark