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Colonial Michilimackinac Visitor Information

Travel Information

Colonial Michilimackinac is located within the boundaries of Michilimackinac State Park on the shore of Lake Michigan, just off I-75 in Mackinaw City. The Visitor’s Center entrance is under the Mackinac Bridge.

Street Address

102 W. Straits Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Travel Directions

Click here to map your route to Colonial Michilimackinac and for general travel information on your visit to the Straits of Mackinac.


Parking at Colonial Michilimackinac is free. The main lot is located adjacent to the Visitor’s Center off Straits Avenue.


Visitor Services 

Refreshments and Picnic Area

The Colonial Michilimackinac Visitor’s Center offers a selection of beverages and light snacks. Picnic tables are available in the ticketed area between the Visitor’s Center and the fort entrance. There are also picnic grounds in the free area of Michilimackinac State Park, to the east of the parking lot.


The Colonial Michilimackinac Visitor’s Center houses a Museum Store featuring a wide variety of unique gifts, mementos, apparel and publications. The Hearthside Museum Store is located inside the South Southwest Rowhouse, within the fort, offering gifts, mementos, publications and a refreshment area.


Accessible restrooms are located adjacent to the parking lot, along the walkway to the fort entrance, and within the fort in the South Southwest Rowhouse.


Colonial Michilimackinac warmly welcomes guests with special needs. Learn more about how guests with limited mobility or other special needs can fully enjoy their visit. Click here for complete information about accessibility.


Visitation Tips & Courtesies

Getting Around

Please keep in mind that Colonial Michilimackinac is very much an outdoor experience so prepare accordingly for various weather conditions. We recommend walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Please be sure to collect a Map & Schedule at the Visitor’s Center.

Touring Time

There is a lot to see and do at Colonial Michilimackinac. We recommend that you plan to spend at least one and a half to two hours touring the site, but don’t be surprised if you spend the entire day!

Pet Friendly

Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.


Photography is permitted and encouraged in all areas. Professional or group photography must be approved in advance.

Electronic Devices

Please silence electronic devices in the theaters and during live demonstrations.


Colonial Michilimackinac is a smoke-free site.

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