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Mackinac State Historic Parks

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Experience history at Mackinac State Historic Parks, a combination of living history museums and parks located both in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island. On the island visit Fort Mackinac to explore the oldest building in Michigan, and 13 other sites. Learn about the War of 1812, see how soldiers and their families lived, and more. The Mackinac Art Museum features hand-beaded Native American garments, 17th and 18th-century maps of the Great Lakes, and pieces from the Island’s Victorian era to current local artists. The hands on art studio is fun for kids of all ages. In Mackinaw City, visit the Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park to observe a water-powered sawmill, learn about the logging history through exhibits and do a zip line. At Colonial Michilimackinac learn about life in the 1700’s from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts demonstrations. Observe ongoing archaeology excavations. The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse built in 1889, features restored quarters, exhibits, and knowledgeable docents. Take the tour and then picnic overlooking the Mackinac Bridge. This grouping of attractions all have entrance fees and combined packages are offered.



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