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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
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, 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.
Michilimackinac Gardens
Explore Michilimackinac's 5,000-plus square feet of gardens
Mackinac Island State Park
View Michigan's first state park on Mackinac Island, Michigan!
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.
Tea at Michilimackinac
Join us for tea, daily, at Colonial Michilimackinac. Plan your visit at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
Fort Mackinac Rifle Range
Join Fort Mackinac interpreters for a trip to the old rifle range, located behind Fort Mackinac.
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.
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?
What's growing at Colonial Michilimackinac?
Learn a little about what's growing at Colonial Michilimackinac, including turnips and cabbage.
Michilimackinac Updates
An overview of the updates taking place at Colonial Michilimackinac for 2018.
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!
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
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Mackinaw City, Michigan.
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
Food Tasting
One of our lead interpreters at Colonial Michilimackinac, LeeAnn, made a recipe from the 1740s. Let's see how it went. #thisismackinac
Take a trip on the Straits of Mackinac ... Voyageur style. Learn more at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Update
Work being done at Old Mackinac Point
The Colonial Michilimackinac Cannon
18th Century Firepower at Colonial Michilimackinac. This is Mackinac.
A quick tour through some of the 5,000-plus square feet of gardens at Colonial Michilimackinac. #thisismackinac
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!
Wayne's Legion
Join historical interpreters from Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island for a quick look at 1796 Wayne's Legion. #thisismackinac
Fort Fright Storyteller
The Mysterious Rider. Fort Fright. Colonial Michilimackinac.
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
Original Poem "Blue" by Dr. James Bogan, Mackinac Island, Mich.
Dr. James Bogan performs an original poem accompanied by Melissa Straus at the opening of the Stanley Bielecky Exhibition at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island, Michigan. (Headphones may improve audio experience)
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
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
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
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.
Fort Fright
Make plans for Fort Fright, October 5-6. Plan your visit at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac #fortfright
Loup Garou - Fort Fright
The legend of the Loup Garou
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
History, the outdoors and adventure come together naturally at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. Plan your visit at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
Fort Fright 2018 - Coming Soon!
Are you ready for Fort Fright? Plan your visit at mackinacparks.com. #thisismackinac
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
Fort Fright
Fort Fright - October 6 & 7, 2017
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
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
Colonial Michilimackinac
Open for the season May 2, 2018!
Opening Day 5.4.18
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park 5.4.18
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Around the parks
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 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.
Snowy Owl
A Snowy Owl was banded and released by our Curator of Natural History.
Fort Mackinac 5.3.18
Opening Day - May 3, 2018

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