We look forward to welcoming you to our sites in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island. Our sites will begin to open in stages on May 1, and we have developed a robust set of safety and cleaning procedures designed to keep our visitors and staff safe and healthy while being able to enjoy our historic sites.
Friday, May 1:
Monday, May 3:
Wednesday, May 5:
Thursday, May 6:
Friday, May 7:
Saturday, June 5:
To ensure that everyone’s experience is enjoyable at our historic sites, we have developed a set of guidelines following federal, state and local guidelines. Follow the the additional links below for information on each of our historic sites.
Click here for guidelines specific to Colonial Michilimackinac.
Click here for guidelines specific to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.
Click here for guidelines specific to Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.
Click here for guidelines specific to Fort Mackinac.
Click here for guidelines specific to The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.
We have instituted a rigorous cleaning and sanitizing schedule to compliment our existing cleaning programs, and staff have been assigned to these areas. See the individual sites above for detailed schedules, but some of our guidelines include:
Below are some frequently asked questions about the 2021 season:
What steps are being taken to ensure the safety of visitors and staff at MSHP sites?
In addition to the above guidelines, we have instituted additional rigorous cleaning schedules for our admissions and store areas, exhibits, restrooms, and other public areas. See the individual site guidelines above for detailed information about cleaning schedules.
Are all programs and demonstrations being offered as usual?
The majority of the demonstrations and programs offered at our historic sites will take place throughout the season. However, some have been suspended for the 2021 season out of concern for the safety of our visitors and staff. They include:
What is the status of Mackinac Island State Park?
Mackinac Island State Park is open and available for guests. There are more than 70 miles of hiking, biking and riding trails on the island, with geological features and historic sites throughout. All roadways and trails will be open; however, construction is currently taking place on M-185 (the road that circles the island) to fix portions of the road affected by high water levels and beach erosion.
I purchased tickets online. How long can I use them?
Tickets purchased online are good for the entirety of the 2021 season. The sites are scheduled to close as follows: Historic Downtown Mackinac August 21; Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park September 26; Colonial Michilimackinac October 8; Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum October 10; Fort Mackinac October 24.
Do you have any educational or online resources available on your website?
We do! All of our online resources are available here.
Can I make donations to Mackinac State Historic Parks?
Just about everything we do comes with support from Mackinac Associates, our friends group. Those interested in making a donation can do so at their website.
I had/have a group visit scheduled. What do we do now?
Please contact our Group Travel and Special Events Coordinator, Cassondra Boothroyd, for further information.
Are you still hiring?
We are! All available positions are listed here.
We look forward to welcoming you to our sites on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City!