Civil War Weekend at Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

In the summer of 1862 Fort Mackinac held a new title: political prison. Join reenactors portraying the “Stanton Guard,” the company mustered to guard the prisoners, as they present special programming throughout the weekend at the fort. All special programs are included with regular admission to Fort Mackinac. Schedule of events coming soon.

Civil War Weekend at Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

In the summer of 1862 Fort Mackinac held a new title: political prison. Join reenactors portraying the “Stanton Guard,” the company mustered to guard the prisoners, as they present special programming throughout the weekend at the fort. All special programs are included with regular admission to Fort Mackinac. Schedule of events coming soon.

A Star Spangled Fourth of July

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

The historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery with banners, flags and bunting. It is an 1880’s Independence Day, with 38-gun salutes honoring the states of the period and children’s games. Guests join the party and participate in games on the fort parade ground. Don’t miss out on this all 1880s Independence Day […]

Exploring Ancient Mackinac

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

This afternoon ramble will reveal some of Mackinac Island’s most ancient wonders. Meet naturalist Kyle Bagnall behind Fort Mackinac, where we’ll begin our hike. From there, we’ll follow winding pathways up to the “turtle’s back,” viewing Skull Cave, Point Lookout, Sugar Loaf, and Fort Holmes. This adventure covers about 1 3/4 miles over roads, trails […]

Cemetery Tour with Mackinac State Historic Parks

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

Join us for an evening walk through the island’s cemeteries with Mackinac State Historic Parks’ Interpretation Coordinator, Jack Swartzinski. Jack will guide guests through the Catholic, Protestant, and Military cemeteries, explaining their history and pointing out historic graves in each. The tour will start directly behind Fort Mackinac and then move towards the cemeteries. This […]

War of 1812 Bike Ride

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

Learn more about the War of 1812 and the battle of Mackinac Island on this guided bike ride to the 1814 battlefield on Mackinac Island. Meet at the Avenue of Flags at Fort Mackinac. Participants must provide their own bikes. This event is provided by donation.

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