Time seems to stand still on Mackinac Island not only because there are no cars, but also because there are two historic military forts and a handful of the oldest buildings in Michigan. Just by being here you’ll feel like you’re back in the past! Mackinac Island is home to many beautiful examples of Victorian architecture among the cottages and B&Bs that, in many cases, are well over 100 years old. The Island’s museums and reenactments by costumed interpreters also offer glimpses into the 19th-century lives of both soldiers and civilians.

American Fur Company Store and Dr. Beaumont Museum

On this site in 1822, Alexis St. Martin, a voyageur, was injured by an accidental gunshot wound. The unusual healing of the wound allowed Dr. William Beaumont, Fort Mackinac’s post…

Benjamin Blacksmith Shop

Originally built in the 1880s, Robert Benjamin and later his son, Herbert, ran a blacksmith shop into the 1960s. The contents of the shop were moved to the reconstructed building…

Biddle House

Biddle House features the Mackinac Island Native American Museum. A Time of Change. As an Anishnaabek woman, Agatha Biddle and other indigenous people witnessed their culture subjected to immense changes…

British Landing

During the night of July 16-17, 1812, a small force of British regulars and several hundred voyageurs and Indian allies landed and occupied a height that overlooked Fort Mackinac and…

Cemeteries

Our cemeteries are quiet and reverent places. While you can walk them respectfully or view from a distance. These final resting places of our Island’s historic figures, are for the…

Fort Holmes

After the British and their allies captured Fort Mackinac during the War of 1812, they quickly built a small outpost and called it Fort George. When the Americans regained the…

Fort Mackinac

Founded during the American Revolution, the British captured the Fort in the very first engagement on American soil in the War of 1812. Inside, 14 original buildings, cannon salutes, bugle…

Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery

The Post Cemetery is the final resting place for Fort Mackinac soldiers, their families and local officials. Although the origin of the Cemetery is lost in history, local lore suggests…

Grand Hotel Horse Stable/Carriage Museum

Located next to Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, this working facility is home to Grand Hotel's 12 horses and is open to the public. It is a great way to…

Horse in History Museum

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association is excited to showcase this compilation of photographs at the entrance of the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center (MCEC) showing Mackinac Island’s unique horse culture. From photos selected…

McGulpin House

This house has been opened to the public as a barebones restoration that shows how it would have appeared around 1820. The McGulpins were a working-class family who would not…

Mission House

The Mission House is a historic structure located adjacent to Mission Point Resort. Built in 1825, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The interior is not open to…

Richard & Jane Manoogian Art Museum

The newest museum on the Island comes by the generous contributions of Richard and Jane Manoogian and showcases Native American baskets to present-day paintings. It’s a three-level structure that focuses…

Stuart House Museum

Stuart House Museum illuminates the Island’s history and is where John Jacob Astor made his living as a fur trader during the 1800s.

Surrey Hills Carriage Museum

An antique carriage museum that features a working blacksmith shop, Surrey Hills lets you explore and learn about carriages. Three shops offer food, gifts, and souvenirs. There is a picnic…

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Welcome to Grand Hotel 🐢 - it only took me 2.5 months to post this photo, but here we are in all my sun-kissed glory. ...

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Perfect night with the light shining through! 🌙 ...

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15x12” “112 Years of Spring Love and Lilacs” If you look close you may notice the wedding couple and then the MI Governor’s Mansion in the upper left.
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On the easel today “Glorious Morning” 16x20 oil. Zoom Painted with friends davesink claudiabdesign boxcar9snaps a fun 3 hours thanks.

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I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. 🍁 ...

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Plein air piece of Mackinac Island not painted today!😆 “Colors After a Little Rain.” 12x8” Sometimes inclement weather can bring out beauty... I remember waiting for a storm to pass and this garden in front of The Island House struck me in contrast with dark blue sky. Time to set up the easel!
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Our shores recently were graced with blocks of blue ice!

Blue ice forms when snow on top of the ice is compressed and squeezes out all of the air bubbles increasing its density. This process allows the ice to absorb colors, resulting in vibrant chunks of blue ice. When the light hits the ice, especially on a bright Michigan winter day, the sight is chillingly beautiful.

Blue ice may be a rare find but it’s common to see here in the Straits of Mackinac. Let’s see how long the blue ice will stick around! #mymackinac #lakehuron
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Summer is here and there are very few things we can do in the current situation. Cycling around the Mackinac island was an awesome way to spend the weekend! This beautiful island in Northern Michigan is rich with historic landmarks, nature trails and a cycling route along its entire deep blue and turquoise coast! Would ya’ll love to cycle around and breathe in the fresh air too? Let us know in the comments!!
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What tropical far flung destination is this? 😍😍 It’s Mackinac Island in MICHIGAN. This is Lake Huron! THE MIDWEST .. if you don’t know, you do now! 😍 ...

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Welcome to Friday! The Sun is Up on mackinacisle
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Stay bundled Mackinac! Pure Michigan weather! ☃️ ...

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8x6” Tip: Sometimes it is a simple as choosing a different angle on favorite subjects. Hot off the easel.
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Mackinac Island! What paradise looks like!
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Spooky Season has reached the Island ...

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Sunrise on Mackinac Island. Don’t miss it.
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Just your daily dose of summer views of the Mackinac Island shoreline. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fresh off the easel. Classic view of Mackinac Island’s East Bluff at sunrise.
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Look at the “Blue Ice” that washed ashore today!💙🧊💙

Spring arriving soon!🤍

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Love is love is love is love. Happy Pride month! 🌈🌈🌈
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Blue Sapphire Sunset 🧊🌅🧊 ...

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