Historic Downtown Mackinac

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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 76%, barometer 30.06,
wind 15 mph NE
Clouds and sun, a shower or two; chilly
47°F | 35°F
Clouds and sun, a shower or two; chilly
Plenty of sunshine
48°F | 36°F
Plenty of sunshine
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
53°F | 42°F
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
55°F | 47°F
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
Clouds and sun with a shower; breezy
57°F | 44°F
Clouds and sun with a shower; breezy

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