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!

  • Artist-in-Residence Program

    Mackinac has inspired artists for generations. Here’s your chance to let it inspire you.

  • Educational Programs

    Step back in time and experience history with us! Mackinac State Historic Parks has a variety of programs to help students learn and explore the exciting resources of the Straits of Mackinac and the state of Michigan. Click on either section below to learn more about a visit to our sites or opportunities for us to visit you!

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Dreaming of summer days at the Fort Mackinac Tea Room. #thisismackinac #tearoom #mymackinac #makeitmackinac #puremichigan #summer
  • In the Chicago area? Come visit @sheplersferry and us at the @travadventure show! #thisismackinac #ridesheplers #chicago
  • North blockhouse looking pretty for the winter AND it’s getting a new exhibit for 2019! #Repost @gregg.neville with @get_repost #thisismackinac #fortmackinac #mymackinac #puremichigan #winter #winterinmichigan
  • Another beautiful day at the Straits. #thisismackinac #straitsofmackinac #mackinawcity #blessed #puremichigan #lighthouse
  • Colonial Michilimackinac definitely doesn’t disappoint in the snow. #thisismackinac #meetmackinaw #puremichigan #snow #happynewyear #winterwonderland
  • #Repost @cottageinn_mackinac with @get_repost
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A dusting of snow!❄️❄️❄️
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Always love a view of the Fort!💙
@mackinac_parks
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#makeitmackinac #mackinacisland #mackinacislandlife #mymackinac #thisismackinac #winterwonderland #bedandbreakfast #beourguest #travelmichigan #michiganlove #michiganawsome #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #northernmichigan #puremichigan #puremittigan #puremittenpride #nowbooking #beautifuldestinations #thegreatlakesstate #mittenstate #visitus
  • Feels more like April 28. #thisismackinac #mymackinac #makeitmackinac #whereiswinter #fathermarquette #mackinacisland
  • #Repost @cottageinn_mackinac with @get_repost
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Christmas is over and back to work we go!❄️❄️❄️
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Our doors will open tomorrow at noon. Ringing in the new year and closing again on January 1st through April 24th! 🏠🚲🐴🚢
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#makeitmackinac #mackinacisland #mackinacislandlife #mymackinac #thisismackinac #winterwonderland #bedandbreakfast #beourguest #travelmichigan #michiganlove #michiganawsome #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #northernmichigan #puremichigan #puremittigan #puremittenpride #wintergetaway #nowbooking #beautifuldestinations #thegreatlakesstate #mittenstate #visitus
  • Good to see you, winter. #thisismackinac #puremichigan #winter #mackinawcity #mackinacbridge
  • Michilimackinac in winter. #thisismackinac #winter #mackinawcity #michilimackinac #snow #pretty #straitsofmackinac #mackinacbridge
  • There’s a bridge out there somewhere. #thisismackinac #snow #mackinacbridge #winterwonderland
  • The snow has arrived ❄️☃️
#thisismackinac #mshp #puremichigan #winteriscoming