Field Trips and Immersive Programs

Your group of 12 or more students are welcome to discover the natural beauty and living history offered within many Mackinac State Historic Parks sites. It’s all here for you and your group to experience, enjoy and learn and for reduced admission. All groups must prearrange their visit, and we are happy to help put together an itinerary. Contact Haley Yax, Group Travel and Special Events Coordinator, for more information or to book your visit.

Michigan GLCEs and how Mackinac State Historic Parks programs fit in. NOTE: We are currently updating the curriculum pages to the new Science and C3 Social Studies Standards for Michigan.

  • Group Admission Rates

    Learn more about group admission rates and combination tickets.

  • Lesson Plans and Educational Resources

    A variety of supporting materials you can use for your classroom are available for you at any time. See how our programs and plans help meet State of Michigan GLCEs!  NOTE:  We are currently updating the curriculum pages to the new Science and C3 Social Studies Standards for Michigan.

  • Scholarships and Grants

    Mackinac Associates, our friends group, offers scholarship funds for schools visiting Mackinac State Historic Parks sites. The grants can be used for transportation and/or admission to the parks. This link will take you to the Mackinac Associates website.

  • On-Site Activities

    A variety of on-site activities can be found here.

  • Immersive Program – Military Muster at Fort Mackinac

    Muster your students and march them up the hill. Enlist them into the army of the 1880s. Drill and march them on the parade ground, walk the sentry beat, find out how kid’s lives have changed in 100 years and learn about Mackinac history through Military Muster at Fort Mackinac!

  • Immersive Program – History Nights at Colonial Michilimackinac

    Spend a night in the fort exploring colonial life in this exciting hands-on experience. March and drill as the soldiers did, make candles and bake bread over an open fire, wear a yoke to get water from the lake and learn what it took to survive on the frontier.