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

    There is a TON going on throughout our historic sites this summer – click here for the complete list!

  • Hubbard’s Annex Land Sale

    The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is offering Hubbard’s Annex Lots 4, 5, 6, Block 2, for sale.

  • 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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  • Lilac Festival Parade 2018
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  • Did you know there is a set of stairs behind the Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum? 
The first person to correctly guess the number of stairs wins 2 tickets to Fort Mackinac✨
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We have a winner! ⭐️
There are 135 steps 😮
Thank you everyone who participated! 
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  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse’s exterior is currently under construction, but the interior is still open for the 2018 season ✨
For information on the sites hours visit mackinacparks.com
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  • Find your path. #thisismackinac
  • Daily MSHP events during the 70th Annual Lilac Festival:

10:00 am-5:30 pm | Lilac themed art projects at The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
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11:00 am & 2:30 pm | Special Tours of Fort Mackinac •
Let us know how your time was at our historic sites @mackinac_parks 
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  • We hope everyone enjoyed day 2 of the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
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  • “When it’s lilac time on Mackinac Island, I’ll dream of you, my dear.” .
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  • The flowers and trees in Mackinac Island State Park are beautiful and bright with color
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  • Since 1959, archaeologists have excavated and analyzed discoveries at Colonial Michilimackinac. It is the longest, on-going historical archaeology program in the United States. •
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#thisismackinac #mshp #mymackinac #puremichigan #hiddengems #archaeologyrules
  • It’s a foggy day on the island, but the lilacs are starting to bloom and look beautiful •
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  • To all present and past servicemen and women thank you for your service 🇺🇸 Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸
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  • When you’re biking around Mackinac Island make sure to stop at the nature center to relax and learn about all the different plants and animals who call this little island home 🚲🌲🦉🦋
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#neverstopexploring