HISTORY

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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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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Mackinac Island makes for a great location for marathon training. Enjoyed a beautiful morning run around the perimeter. Crazy humid at 97% but temps were cool and comfortable. Maybe someday I’ll run 26 miles here… someday 😉

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Painted purple skies above Robinson’s Folly 🎨 ...

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This weekend we rediscovered the joy of riding a bike just for the fun of it 🚲

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there’s something about going riding ✨ on mackinac island ✨ there’s so many places to see and do on the island, but biking the perimeter will always be so special to me. it’s the first thing i did when i went to mackinac for the first time 4 years ago. the blue water, the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks, the scenery — what’s not to love?! my heart is so happy the first time you fully get to see the shore for the first time! ☀️🚲

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Our Painted Turtle Flight is a must have! Enjoy a colorful flight of all four of our Signature Cocktails that include our Great Turtle Vodka, Rum, Whiskey and Gin!🐢🍹
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Five of Mackinac’s most prominent features are infused in our most popular design, The Icon.

Inspired by vintage postcards, we chose to carefully embed the island’s unique qualities into the design with sharp and symbolic clues.

At Threads of Mackinac we believe that a place as unique and timeless as Mackinac deserves equally original design.
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I had so much fun being the wedding photographer for Emily + Ryan's Island House wedding on Mackinac!

Check back daily for more of their Northern Michigan summer wedding.⁠

Save your favorites + share with a friend who's planning a Mackinac Island wedding!⁠

Emily + Ryan's Wedding Vendors:⁠

Wedding Ceremony: Ste. Anne Catholic Church⁠
Wedding Planner: mittenweddings⁠
Wedding Venue: islandhousemackinac⁠
Wedding Flowers: stignaceinbloom⁠
Wedding Cake: bellaedolce⁠
Wedding Invitations: invitationsbycaitlin⁠
Wedding Music: thebeeentertainment whitepinesentertainment⁠
Wedding Video: 97films⁠
Wedding Favors: joannsfudge⁠
Wedding Dress: elizabethsbridalmanor⁠
Wedding Shoes: bellabelleshoes⁠
Hair & Makeup: vgonmarket⁠


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Who knows where this turtle 🐢 is on the island? ...

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Everything you see is mine! 😎

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Fourth of July fireworks from Fort Mackinac.
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Clouds are clearing and temps are rising! A beautiful day on Mackinac Island.

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