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Colonial Michilimackinac to Open at Noon on Labor Day

In an effort to cooperate with safety measures being implemented by the Michigan State Police for the 2019 Labor Day Bridge Walk across the Mackinac Bridge, the Colonial Michilimackinac Visitor’s Center parking lot, located under the bridge, will be closed until 12:00 p.m. on Labor Day, September 2.

Consequently, Colonial Michilimackinac, an 18th-century British fort and fur trading village, will open at 12:00 p.m. on Labor Day. Scheduled programs will start for the day at that time, and the site will close at 5:00 p.m., with last admission at 4:00 p.m.

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, located just east of Colonial Michilimackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, will open at 9:00 a.m., and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, located three miles east of Mackinaw City on US 23, will open at 11:00 a.m. Fort Mackinac and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island will be open as normal.

For more information call 231.436.4100.

Mackinac State Historic Parks, a family of living history museums and parks in northern Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, is an agency within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Its sites—which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums—include Fort

Mackinac, Historic Downtown Mackinac, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and Mackinac Island State Park on Mackinac Island, and Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City.

Mackinac State Historic Parks is governed by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, established in 1895 to protect, preserve and present the parks’ rich historic and natural resources for the education and recreation of future generations. Visitor information is available at (231) 436-4100 or on the web atwww.mackinacparks.com.