Justin M. Carroll, author of The Merchant John Askin: Furs and Empire at British Michilimackinac, will give a lecture in the church inside Fort Michilimackinac (photo, below left).
Located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac (photo, below right), there are stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge, the straits, and the Upper Peninsula.
Colonial Michilimackinac is an 18th-century fort and fur trading village depicting life on the fur trade frontier in the 1770s, including the civilian residents, Native Americans, and British Soldiers. Archaeology excavations are in progress daily at Colonial Michilimackinac, home of one of the longest continual archaeological digs in North America. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts.
Colonial Michilimackinac is on the shore of Lake Michigan, just off I-75 in Mackinaw City. The Visitor’s Center entrance is under the Mackinac Bridge.
More Information: Visitor’s Center, 102 W. Straits Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701.