Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Out of overwhelming concern for the safety and health of our visitors and staff, Mackinac State Historic Parks has delayed the opening of its sites for the 2020 season. Tentative opening dates for the sites are now as follows:

The following Mackinac Island sites are now scheduled to open on Friday, May 22:

  • Fort Mackinac
  • The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center
  • Fort Holmes Blockhouse
  • Mission Church
  • Bark Chapel
  • Restrooms at Arch Rock and British Landing

The Biddle House, featuring the Mackinac Island Native American Museum, will open at a later date due to construction delays. The British Landing Nature Center is still scheduled to open on Saturday, May 23. Historic Downtown Mackinac is still scheduled to open Saturday, June 6.

The following Mackinaw City sites are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 23:

  • Colonial Michilimackinac
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
  • Restrooms adjacent to the Colonial Michilimackinac Visitor’s Center and within Michilimackinac State Park

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is tentatively scheduled to open on Saturday, June 6.

The Mackinac State Historic Parks staff continues to monitor and evaluate this ever-changing and fluid situation, and will continue to adhere to state and federal guidelines. Again, the safety and security of our visitors and staff remain our priority.

We look forward to welcoming you to our sites on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City, and celebrating our 125th anniversary season!

Thank you.