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Women's Clothing at Colonial Michilimackinac
Getting ready for the day in the 18th Century was a bit different from what we are used to today. Historic Interpreter LeeAnn shows us the stepsby-step of getting dressed for a lady at Colonial Michilimackinac in the 1770s.
Dressing a Soldier at Colonial Michilimackinac
A lot went into getting dressed as a regimental soldier garrisoned at Fort Michilimackinac, but it was just part of a normal day in the 1770s. Watch as one of our historic interpreters goes through the process of getting dressed piece-by-piece.
Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
Explore Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island.
Colonial Michilimackinac
Colonial Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park - Eagle's Flight Zip Line
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park - Eagle's Flight Zip Line, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Fly like an eagle across Mill Creek's pond!
Historic Mackinac Downtown
Historic Mackinac Downtown, Mackinac Island, Michigan, including the Biddle House, Benjamin Blacksmith Shop, McGulpin House, American Fur Company Store and Dr. Beaumont Museum and Mission Church.
Mackinac Island State Park
View Michigan's first state park on Mackinac Island, Michigan!
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, Mackinaw City, Michigan
Michilimackinac Gardens
Explore Michilimackinac's 5,000-plus square feet of gardens
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Mackinac State Historic Parks includes Mackinac Island State Park, Fort Mackinac and Historic Mackinac Downtown buildings on Mackinac Island and Colonial Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, Michigan.
Fort Mackinac Rifle Range
Join Fort Mackinac interpreters for a trip to the old rifle range, located behind Fort Mackinac.
Snowshoeing at the Straits of Mackinac
Snowshoeing is a popular winter pastime in northern Michigan, but it's not a new activity. People at the Straits of Mackinac needed snowshoes to go about their daily lives 250 years ago. Learn more about the history of the Straits of Mackinac and the people of Colonial Michilimackinac at www.mackinacparks.com
Blacksmithing at Michilimackinac
Watch as our blacksmith at Colonial Michilimackinac takes you through the process to repair a hammer on a gun lock, from start to finish. #thisismackinac
Mackinac Weddings
Mackinac is a vista for romance, and it's not hard to see why. This is a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs (Mackinac Island), beautiful bodies of sparking water, vibrant forests, and mystical geological formations. Elegant hotels, fine restaurants, and even horse and buggy transportation (Mackinac Island) further enhance this romantic atmosphere. It's not surprising that the classic romance Somewhere in Time was filmed in this region.
Tea at Michilimackinac
Join us for tea, daily, at Colonial Michilimackinac. Plan your visit at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
The Colonial Michilimackinac Cannon
18th Century Firepower at Colonial Michilimackinac. This is Mackinac.
Wayne's Legion
Join historical interpreters from Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island for a quick look at 1796 Wayne's Legion. #thisismackinac
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Mackinaw City, Michigan.
What's growing at Colonial Michilimackinac?
Learn a little about what's growing at Colonial Michilimackinac, including turnips and cabbage.
Soldier's March
Come see the King's 8th daily at Colonial Michilimackinac until October 7. Plan your visit at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
Fog Signal Whistle
A piece of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse has been missing since 1957 - a fog signal whistle. Our Museum Historian, Craig Wilson, describes the history of the signal whistle and provides a demonstration of the whistle and what guests can expect this summer.
Food Tasting
One of our lead interpreters at Colonial Michilimackinac, LeeAnn, made a recipe from the 1740s. Let's see how it went. #thisismackinac
Zip Through the Adventure Tour
The second best thing to experiencing the Adventure Tour at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is watching the video about it. Cross the canopy bridge, fly like an eagle down the 425 foot zip line, and scale the heights of nature on the 40 foot climbing wall. Do you have what it takes to tackle this nature adventure?
Michilimackinac Updates
An overview of the updates taking place at Colonial Michilimackinac for 2018.
1880s Rifle Firing Positions
Join historical interpreters from Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island for a quick look at the rifle firing positions soldiers in the 1880s were learning. #thisismackinac
Fort Holmes
Remembering the War of 1812 - Fort Holmes. Join us this weekend at Fort Mackinac for a War of 1812 weekend on August 4-5. #thisismackinac
Take a trip on the Straits of Mackinac ... Voyageur style. Learn more at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
Vintage Base Ball - The Fort Mackinac Never Sweats
Join us on Saturday, July 21 for a Vintage Base Ball game, as the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats take on the Mackinaw City Boys. Join Phil "Pops" Porter as he details the 1860 rules of the game.
Education Outreach
You can't visit us right now, so why not have us visit you? Learn more about our Education Outreach programs, and visit us at mackinacparks.com/education to find out how to bring a program to your school or community! #thisismackinac
Mackinac State Historic Parks
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Fort Fright Storyteller
The Mysterious Rider. Fort Fright. Colonial Michilimackinac.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Update
Work being done at Old Mackinac Point
Historic Food Tasting, Part 3
It's time for part three of our historic food tasting series, and we think our co-workers are a little more receptive to this one. You can sample food and treats like these starting one month from today at Colonial Michilimackinac. #thisismackinac #openingday
Opening Day
We're gearing up for Opening Day at Colonial Michilimackinac a little differently this year. We'll see you in two months. #thisismackinac
Vintage Base Ball on Mackinac Island
Vintage Base Ball comes to Mackinac Island every summer. The Mackinac "Never Sweats" team up against the opposing team on one of the oldest continously played on ball fields in Michigan. It's an exciting game played with 19th century rules, no gloves, and gentlemenly behavior. Check out www.mackinacparks.com for when the next game is!
Behind the Scenes: SSW Rowhouse Tour
Craig Wilson, museum historian for Mackinac State Historic Parks, takes you on a behind the scenes tour of the newly reconstructed South Southwest Rowhouse at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. www.mackinacparks.com facebook.com/mackinacstatehistoricparks
Water Power at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
The power of water harnessed to cut timber into lumber. Plan your visit at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
Fort Fright: An Interrupted Gathering
Will you be able to take on the Loup Garop? Find out at Fort Fright. To purchase tickets head to mackinacparks.com/fort-fright. #thisismackinac
Iconic Fort Mackinac, open in two weeks!
Join us for the 2019 season at Fort Mackinac as we debut new exhibits, programs, and tours.
Fort Fright 2018 - Coming Soon!
Are you ready for Fort Fright? Plan your visit at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
Fort Fright
Fort Fright - October 6 & 7, 2017
Fire the Cannon
Imagine yourself standing next to the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon. Mackinac Island's downtown unfold below you, just starting to come to life. Off in the distance you see a ferry coming across the lake and the majestic Mackinac Bridge on the horizon. You hear the bugle call out reveille, and the Fort Mackinac gives you the signal. Finally, YOU fire the first cannon volley of the day at Fort Mackinac. #thisismackinac
Have an Adventure
Experience the power of the creek harnessed to cut lumber. Explore more than 600 acres of northern Michigan forest. And, finally, fly like an eagle down the Eagle's Flight Zip Line. All in a visit to Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.
Loup Garou, Part 3
Sheer terror as the Loup Garou wreaks havoc at Fort Fright. Plan your Fort Fright experience at mackinacparks.com/fort-fright. #thisismackinac #fortfright18
Michilimackinac: Two Weeks
Colonial Michilimackinac opens two week from today! Step back in time to 1776 as the American Revolution spread.
The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum shows off Mackinac inspired art from generous past through the present. From Native artifacts from around 1,000 B.C. to art made today, visit why Mackinac has given something for artists to feel inspired by for over 3,000 years. And create some of your own art!
Colonial Michilimackinac
Open for the season May 2, 2018!
Fort Fright Loup Garou - Part 2
The Loup Garou is on the loose - is anybody safe? Learn more about Fort Fright at mackinacparks.com/fort-fright, and find out if you can face down the Loup Garou on October 5 and 6 at Colonial Michilimackinac. #thisismackinac #fortfright18
Food Tasting, Part 2
A few months ago LeeAnn, one of our lead interpreters at Colonial Michilimackinac, made a liver pudding for our office staff to sample. Let's see how they react to a 1770s broiled trout recipe. #thisismackinac