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Station 256 Conference Room

Station 256 Conference Room

Station 256 Conference Room is located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center, which was originally constructed as the Mackinac Island Coast Guard Station in 1915. Situated in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island, Station 256 Conference Room features views of the harbor, downtown, Marquette Park and iconic Fort Mackinac.


If you wish to view Station 256 Conference Room, please call to schedule a visit. Dates and times fill up fast and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Madisen Hansen
(906) 847-3328
207 W Sinclair, Mackinaw City, MI 49701


Schedule & Amenities

Station 256 Conference Room is available daily from early May through October. Meetings may be scheduled for either an AM (9:00 a.m. – noon) or PM (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) session.

Station 256 Conference Room offers boardroom-style seating for up to 14 and classroom-style seating for up to 30. A 65″ television monitor, WiFi and phone service are also available in the room.


Decorations must not in any way be affixed to, or otherwise endanger, museum buildings or collections. No tape and tacks of any type may be used to install decorations. Signage cannot be hung on the walls or within any windows.

It is the responsibility of the group to designate an individual to remove any decorations or other items immediately following the reservation; otherwise, the items will be removed and discarded by Mackinac State Historic Park staff. Mackinac State Historic Parks will not take the responsibility for storage of any items before or after the scheduled date.

Any special equipment brought onto a Mackinac State Historic Parks site must be approved prior to the day of the event. This includes lighting or amplifications systems.

Due to Mackinac State Historic Parks’ mission of preserving the natural integrity of the state park, only acoustic music is allowed. Use of amplification and sound systems must be approved by the Group Travel and Special Events Coordinator. Volume will be monitored by the Park Manager.

Properly licensed caterers are welcome within at Station 256 Conference Room. Excessive alcohol consumption within MSHP buildings and grounds is strictly prohibited.

“No Smoking” policy is enforced for all Mackinac State Historic Parks buildings and grounds.

The restrooms inside Station 256 Conference Room will remain open for your guests.

The entrance is located up a flight of stairs at the rear of the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. Station 256 Conference Room is not wheelchair accessible.

Fees and Refund Policy

Rental Fee

Station 256 Conference Room is $250 for a half day reservation. Payment is required with application and can be made via check or credit card. This fee is waived for Mackinac Island nonprofit boards.

Refund Policy

Cancellations 30 days or less prior to reserved date are non-refundable.

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