Historic Downtown Mackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac

At this 1770s-era fort and fur trading village, every day is kids' day.


Step inside these five Historic Downtown buildings and experience a time that isn’t so long gone, at least not on Mackinac Island. Smell hearty stew cooking over an open hearth; run your hands over wool strands on a spinning wheel; hear the clanging of a blacksmith’s hammer as steel meets steel, and then try it yourself. Take time to smell the herb garden, ask questions, see original 18th-century French-Canadian architecture, and hear the story of an accidental shooting that lead to a groundbreaking medical discovery. It all happened here—in these actual buildings. Make your story as unique as these buildings and the many experiences within them. Most of the five Mackinac Island Historic Downtown Buildings contain live interpretation with costumed, historic interpreters. These include the Biddle House (with hands-on crafts and open-hearth cooking demonstrations), the Benjamin Blacksmith Shop, McGulpin House, American Fur Company Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum, and Mission Church.

Mackinac Island's Historic Downtown

Contact Information


P.O. Box 370

Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 436-4100

Fax: (906) 847-3815


Location of Historic Downtown Mackinac

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Mackinac Island Weather

CLOUDY, humidity 73%, barometer 30.07,
wind 5 mph N
Some sun, a shower in places in the p.m.
59°F | 47°F
Some sun, a shower in places in the p.m.
Cool with sun and clouds
60°F | 49°F
Cool with sun and clouds
Mostly cloudy, showers around; cool
59°F | 41°F
Mostly cloudy, showers around; cool
Partly sunny
52°F | 45°F
Partly sunny
Mostly cloudy, a t-storm in the p.m.
63°F | 57°F
Mostly cloudy, a t-storm in the p.m.

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