Sights to see on Mackinac Island

Fort Mackinac and other Mackinac Island attractions are definitely worth the price of admission. But there also are many historic sites and museums that are free to see. Whether you want to meet one of Mackinac Island’s many horse inhabitants, pay respects to 19th-century pioneers in historic cemeteries or browse the old headquarters of the booming Great Lakes fur trade, you can do it and still have money left over for dinner!

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…

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…

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…

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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