Fort Mackinac Historic State Park

Quick Facts

Fort Mackinac Historic State Park

Michigan

(231) 436-5563

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Things To Do

Overview

Constructed by the British during the American Revolution, Fort Mackinac served as an imposing sentinel in the Straits of Mackinac for 115 years.

Within its 14 original buildings, you'll enjoy informative and interactive exhibits, a children's play area, and a Victorian-themed museum store. Outside, 1880s soldier interpreters play concerts of military music, fire rifles on the parade ground, and deliver a cannon salute over the harbor.

Explore the state of 19th-century medicine in the newest exhibit, "Military Medicine at Mackinac," located inside the 1829 Post Hospital. Take a look through a giant microscope, watch a virtual physician make his rounds in 1837, examine the unusual medical and surgical equipment of the time...all in Michigan's oldest hospital building.

You can enter the fort through the south sally port facing Mackinac Island's Main Street or from the north side along Huron Road. Pets are welcome.

Map of Fort Mackinac (MI)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.865389, -84.633865

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is permitted.

  • Hiking

    Hiking is permitted.

  • Historic Sites

    A visitor center is available for information on the history of the park.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is permitted.

  • Picnicking

    A picnic area is provided.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is permitted.

Directions

Driving

In Mackinac County on an island in the Straits of Mackinac. Accessible by ferry from Mackinaw City and Saint Ignace; also accessible by plane to Mackinac Island Airport.

Contact the park for more information directions.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(231) 436-5563

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