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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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What an amazing sunrise this morning.
{Captured by our employee, Alison while on an early morning ride}

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Hoban Street Stout! Light Bodied Stout Made with Mackinac Island Fudge. Available in 16-ounce 4 packs at our Supply Co. & Great Turtle Brewery & Distillery!🐢🍺
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It’s always fun to see The Mighty Mac

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There are so many ways to create, it’s just a matter of finding what works for you❤️



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Island Pit Stop… to take 📸 of course! ...

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You’ll still be able to enjoy the same beautiful view you know and love at Stonecliffe. 🌅

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Fall Cider & Donuts at The Cannonball at British Landing! 🍂🎃🍂 ...

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Strolling through the gardens at twilight. 🍂

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A bike ride overlooking one of our gorgeous sunsets is a perfect way to end an evening on Mackinac!🚲 Who agrees? ...

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Countdown to the Girls trip has begun. Yes I have my costume already and not sure if Kelly is going as a foot again!! Stay tuned for our costumes!!! We go the weekend of Oct 20-23 ...

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If you're visiting to the island and looking for vegetarian or other dietary specific meals, check out this recent blog post.

Kingston Kitchen's menu features multiple vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World 🦋

🕰 Summer hours are 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
🎟 Ages 4 & under are free; ages 5-11 are $9; ages 12 & up are $13 (unlimited visits)
🦋 Free butterfly chart included with each entry
🚽 Public restrooms are not available
👟 Watch your step!





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Here’s my ode to this summer. Summer is officially over. And even though fall is my favorite season, summer on Mackinac Island just can’t be beat. Enjoy! ...

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Check out this adorable new rainbow cardigan!
$79, available in S,M, and L.
Message us to place an order!

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We’re riding right into fall on Mackinac!
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Just one look at you
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