Individual Site Histories - Mackinac State Historic Parks | Mackinac State Historic Parks

Individual Site Histories

More in-depth information on our historic sites is available including brief histories, chronologies, historical facts, frequently asked questions, and historic images.

CM - History

Colonial Michilimackinac

In 1715 French soldiers constructed Fort Michilimackinac.

Fort Mackinac - History

Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac was founded during the American Revolution.

HMC - History

Historic Mill Creek

Mill Creek was established in 1790 by Robert Campbell to provide sawn lumber for nearby Mackinac Island.

OMPL - History

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

For sixty-five years, four generations of lighthouse keepers and their families lived at Old Mackinac Point Light Station.

Art Museum History

The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

Constructed in 1838 as part of the federal Indian Agency, the “Indian Dormitory” served its original purpose for less than a decade.