Historic Downtown Mackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac


Colonial Michilimackinac

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

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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

Address

P.O. Box 370

Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 436-4100

Fax: (906) 847-3815

Email:

Location of Historic Downtown Mackinac

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Mackinac Island Weather

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CLEAR, humidity 91%, barometer 29.90,
wind 12 mph NNE
Tuesday
Partly sunny, cool; a p.m. shower or two
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Partly sunny, cool; a p.m. shower or two
Wednesday
Variable clouds with a shower; cool
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Variable clouds with a shower; cool
Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
Pleasant with clouds and sun
71°F | 55°F
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