Father Marquette National Memorial

Straits State Park, 720 Church Street,
Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Accessible Features
Historical Site
On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, the Father Marquette National Memorial tells the story of the 17th-century missionary-explorer and the meeting of French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness. The site includes the national memorial, a 15-station outdoor interpretive trail and panoramic views of the Mackinac Bridge. Located in Straits State Park, the Father Marquette National Memorial is open daily from April 1 through November 27, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., unless there is heavy snow. Water and restrooms available from late May to mid-September.

Straits of Mackinac Heritage Center Collaborative is developing a heritage plan for Straits State Park that inspires reflection, learning and healthy lifestyles built around the Anishinaabe and French heritage of the region. 
Building at Father Marquette National Memorial
Kiosk with descriptive panels
Boulder with plaque at Father Marquette National Memorial
Scenic View of the Mackinac Bridge from the Father Marquette National Memorial
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