Biddle House Health and Safety Guidelines

We care about your health and safety. 

We are very excited to welcome guests to the Biddle House, featuring the Mackinac Island Native American Museum, for the 2021 season. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our primary concern. To ensure that everyone’s experience is enjoyable, all guests and staff must follow the following guidelines when visiting the Biddle House:

  • Please do not enter the museum if you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat right now, or have experienced symptoms such as a fever, lost of taste or smell, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever in the last 48 hours.
  • A face mask must be worn inside the house, and if social distancing is impossible in the outdoor area.
  • Please maintain a safe distance of at least six feet between your group and employees and other visitors near you.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are located at key locations (see below). Please use them frequently.
  • Wash hands more frequently, avoid touching your face, and practice good respiratory etiquette including sneezing into your elbow.
  • The number of guests allowed inside the building will be limited.

Physical Distancing and Limited Contact: 

  • Please maintain at least six feet of distance between your group and staff or other groups.
  • Follow posted floor markings or signs to maintain safe social distance.
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed at admissions and sales counters.
  • We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance – tickets are available here.
  • The use of credit or debit cards is highly encouraged for purchases made on site for the most contactless experience.

Hand Sanitizer Locations:

  • Admissions Booth

Museum Guidelines:

  • A mask is required when inside the Biddle House.
  • A social distance of six feet is required between your group and other groups and staff.
  • A mask is required in the outdoor area if social distancing is impossible.
  • The museum has a dedicated flow.

Cleaning Schedule:

In addition to regular, frequent sanitizing of admissions counter, exhibits, and restrooms, we have outlined a more detailed cleaning schedule for the Biddle House.

  • Prior to opening, Park Operations janitorial staff will do a thorough cleaning and sanitization of the entire museum, taking special care of high-touch areas, restroom fixtures, doors, touchscreens, railings and elevator buttons.
  • The plexiglass guard will be cleaned and sanitized reguarly.
  • Staff will do additional sanitizing hourly throughout the museum.