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.

Vintage Base Ball

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

A vintage game of “base ball” as it was meant to be played, barehanded and by gentlemen’s rules on the old Fort Mackinac ball field behind Fort Mackinac, the oldest continually used ball field in Michigan! Learn an old-fashioned cheer, watch players fined for smoking cigars on the field, and enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry! […]

Mackinac’s Forgotten Features

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

On this guided bicycle tour, join Kyle Bagnall, Park Naturalist, as we search for features that are long lost, forgotten, or no longer exist today. Tales of Deer Park, Cowbell Point, the Musical Well, Scott’s Cave, and Fairy Arch are just a few of the special stories you’ll hear. This journey will start behind Fort […]

Full Moon Over Mackinac

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

Experience the magic of Mackinac by the light of the full moon on a guided walk with Park Naturalist, Kyle Bagnall. Starting behind Fort Mackinac, we’ll enjoy a stroll to the highest point of the island at Fort Holmes. We’ll arrive in time to watch the full moon rise over Lake Huron, illuminating the landscape […]

Movie in the Fort

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

Settle in under the stars inside iconic Fort Mackinac and enjoy a movie on the big screen - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite snack. This is a free event, part of the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival.

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