Mackinac State Historic Parks is a family of living history museums and nature parks in northern Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac and is an agency within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Its sites—which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums—include Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island State Park, Historic Downtown Mackinac, and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island, and Michilimackinac State Park, Colonial Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City.
We protect, preserve and present Mackinac’s rich historical and natural resources to provide outstanding educational and recreational experiences for the public.
Award-winning outreach. Immersive on-site experiences. Legendary field trips. Learn more here.
Mackinac State Historic Parks has a robust library of blogs, digging deeper into the rich history of the Straits of Mackinac.
Mackinac State Historic Parks has published more than 100 titles as part of its mission to present Mackinac’s rich history.
Mackinac Associates are friends preserving and sharing Mackinac’s history. Join today!
Staff is available all year to assist with questions related to our sites, Mackinac’s history, media, employment, and more.
Want to spend your summer at the Straits of Mackinac doing something fun and interesting? Positions include museum programs and interpretation, guest services, and park operations. Click here to see what’s available for the 2021 season!