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American Fur Co. Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum

TODAY’S HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., last admission/ticket sold 5:30 p.m.

1830s interpreter on site all day!

About American Fur Co. Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum

This is Mackinac.

Home to the American Fur Company Store, which sold a variety of general merchandise. It was at this site, on June 6, 1822, that French Canadian voyageur Alexis St. Martin was accidentally shot in the stomach from a distance of three feet. Fort Mackinac surgeon Dr. William Beaumont managed to keep St. Martin alive, but the hole in his stomach never properly healed. Through this hole, Dr. Beaumont conducted experiments, observed the workings of the human stomach and discovered much about the digestive process.

2024 Seasonal Hours

June 1 – August 17, 2024
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Last Admission 5:30 p.m.

2024 Admission Rates

Included with a Fort Mackinac -OR- Historic Downtown Mackinac ticket.

Location Information

The American Fur Co. Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum is located on Mackinac Island within the boundaries of Mackinac Island State Park, on the corner of Fort and Market Streets.

7232 Market Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

A detailed exhibit commemorates Dr. Beaumont’s famous experiments and the scientific process, as well as the effect it had on St. Martin. In the other room, a period setting recreates the store scene where St. Martin was shot.

Every day during the operating season an interpreter is stationed at the American Fur Co. Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum to provide interpretation of the store and provide information on Dr. Beaumont and his experiments as well as the fur trade on Mackinac Island.

Other Mackinac Island Attractions

Iconic Fort Mackinac has stood guard over Mackinac Island for more than 240 years.