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Explore the history of the Straits of Mackinac and our historic sites with online exhibits, exciting videos, educational materials, and more!

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Support for Mackinac State Historic Parks programs and exhibits comes from Mackinac Associates – friends preserving and sharing Mackinac’s heritage. Please consider checking them out!

  • Explore the Sites

    Virtually explore our historic sites – Fort Mackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, Biddle House, and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

  • Exhibits and Demonstrations

    Explore exciting exhibits, like the Battle For Mackinac Island, Sounds of the Forest and Treasures from the Sand, and experience demonstrations like a Fort Mackinac rifle firing or a tower tour at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse!

  • Orientation Movies

    Learn the history of Fort Mackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac, and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and the importance of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, with these orientation videos.

  • Mackinac Fun Pages

    Coloring pages, word searches, connect-the-dots, and more to help make learning fun!

  • Archaeology

    Archaeology has been taking place at Mackinac State Historic Parks for more than 60 years. Learn all about it here.

  • Blog Posts

    Mackinac State Historic Parks has a robust library of blogs, digging deeper into the rich history of the Straits of Mackinac.

  • Conversations

    The mission of Mackinac State Historic Parks can be simplified to three words: protect, preserve, present. Learn how the staff of MSHP embraces that mission.

  • Donations

    Mackinac Associates is friends preserving and sharing Mackinac’s heritage. All programs and exhibits within Mackinac State Historic Parks are funded by Mackinac Associates. Please consider checking them out!

  • More Videos

    Check out our YouTube page for move video content.