Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

15223 U.S. Highway 41,
Copper Harbor, MI 49918
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Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins was intended to keep law and order during the Copper Rush. The fort tells the story of life on the northern frontier during the mid-1800s. The park also includes the Copper Harbor lighthouses built in 1866 and 1868. Historical interpretation, including the Living History program, is provided by the Michigan History Center. Open daily, 8:30 a.m. to dusk, from May 17 through October 17, 2021.

Located in the northern Keweenaw Peninsula, Fort Wilkins Historic State Park features camping (some sites with 50 amp service) and day-use facilities. Fort Wilkins became a state park in 1923. Extensive restoration work and development began in the 1930s under the Work Project Administration.

One mile east of Copper Harbor on US-41.
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Cannon and buildings at Fort Wilkins State Park
Copper Harbor Lighthouse
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