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.

HMCDP - History

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

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 and 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.