Station 256 Conference Room


Station 256 Conference Room is located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. It is housed in the historic 1915 Coast Guard Station, and features views of the harbor, downtown, Marquette Park and iconic Fort Mackinac. Station 256 Conference Room features boardroom-style seating for up to 14 and classroom-style seating for up to 30. A 65″ television monitor and phone service are also available in the room.

Cassondra Boothroyd, Special Events Coordinator

Schedule & Amenities

  • Meetings may be scheduled at Station 256 Conference Room from early May through October. Rental period is for either an AM (9:00 a.m. – noon) or PM (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) session.
  • A boardroom table is in the room and can accommodate up to 14 people. There is additional space in the room that can accommodate an additional 30 people classroom-style.
  • A Mackinac State Historic Parks representative will set the room and provide water for your meeting.
  • Coffee and tea service is available for $2.50/person and arrangements must be made in advance.
  • Reservations should be made as soon as possible and at least 14 days in advance. They are made on a first come/first paid basis. Payment is required with application to hold the date.


  • Station 256 Conference Room is located inside the 1915 Coast Guard Station, and all efforts must be made to protect the integrity of this historic building
  • The Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center is open daily at 9:00 a.m. and will be open to either 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m., depending on the date
  • Station 256 Conference Room is not wheelchair accessible. The only entrance is up a flight of stairs.
  • Contact the special events coordinator to view Station 256 Conference Room in consideration of your meeting


  • $250 for half day reservation. This fee is waived for Mackinac Island not-for-profit boards.

Refund Policy

  • $50 is nonrefundable
  • Cancellation received in writing 61 days or more prior to reserved date – $200.00 refund
  • Cancellations 60 days or less prior to reserved date are non-refundable.


For more information:
Cassondra Boothroyd
(906) 847-3328
Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701