Guests can fire this cannon at Fort Mackinac The Island ’ s highest spot , Fort Holmes
Mackinac Island ’ s breathtaking scenery , richly detailed architecture , well preserved historic sites and striking natural wonders have been captivating visitors for centuries .
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
2021 STATE PARK SUMMER CALENDAR
May 1 – Fort Mackinac opens for the 2021 season Open daily into October
May 1 – Biddle House , featuring the Mackinac Island Native
American Museum , opens for the 2021 season May 1 – The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum at Marquette Park opens for the 2021 season
May 15 – Fort-2-Fort Five Mile Run / Walk Challenge May 31 – Memorial Day Observance , Post Cemetery June 5-13 – Free admission to Manoogian Art Museum during Lilac Festival June 5 – Historic Downtown Mackinac opens for 2021 season June 5 – Movie in the Fort – “ Up ”, at dusk , free admission
June 8 – Historic Downtown Mackinac Tour , by donation Meet at Marquette Park , 5:00 p . m
July 4 – A Star Spangled 4th of July and American picnic
Fort Mackinac , general admission required July 17 – Movie in the Fort – “ Ghostbusters ”, at dusk free admission July 24 – Vintage Base Ball , Fort Mackinac featuring the Mackinac
Never Sweats , admission by donation July 28 – Fort Mackinac Then & Now – Fort Mackinac
7:30 p . m by donation August 28 – Movie in the Fort – “ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ”, at dusk , free admission
This is only a partial list of highlighted events . For full calendar , go to mackinacparks . com
MACKINAC STATE HISTORIC PARKS Six “ living history ” museums offer spirited reenactments , authentic buildings , and colorful characters of old . Fort Mackinac and Historic Mackinac downtown buildings : the Biddle House , Benjamin Blacksmith Shop , American Fur Company Store / Dr . Beaumont Museum , McGulpin House , and Mission Church . For details , call 906-847-3328
GRAND HOTEL HORSE CARRIAGE MUSEUM Located next to Surrey Hill , this working facility is home to Grand Hotel ’ s 12 horses and is open to the public . It ’ s a great way to see the horses up close , along with 20 antique carriages from both Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island Carriage Tours . Free admission .
IMAGES OF FAITH MUSEUM Located at Ste . Anne Church . The displays highlight the religious history of Mackinac . Records date back to 1695 and show the settlement of the Island through its immigrant population . Free of charge & open to the public . 906-847-3507
MACKINAC ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY Located adjacent to the Theater at Mission Point Resort , this free gallery features various themes and artists ’ works on display . Open Monday through Saturday 9:00-5:00pm , Sunday noon to 5:00pm .
STAR LINE SHIPS STORE AND MUSEUM Visit the ship store and museum located on Star Line ’ s Mackinac Island Dock . Unique Mackinac Island treasures including a vintage bike museum and antique boat motors . Enjoy a free theater with Mackinac Island history movie playing now . 800-638-9892
RICHARD AND JANE MANOOGIAN MACKINAC ART MUSEUM Three level art museum showcases historic treasures from Mackinac State Historic Parks . For free admission , just show your Mackinac Island hotel room key for entry . 906-847-3185
STUART HOUSE MUSEUM Original 1817 headquarters of John Jacob Astor ’ s Fur Trading Company . Admission by donation . Groups welcome ! Open 9:30 - 4:30pm daily . 906-847-8181