Out of the overwhelming safety concern for visitors and staff, as well as in following state and federal guidelines, Mackinac State Historic Parks has made the decision to delay the opening of the historic sites on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City.
They are now planning on the following TENTATIVE opening dates:
These Mackinac Island sites will tentatively open Friday, May 22:
• Fort Mackinac
• The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
• Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center
• Fort Holmes Blockhouse
• Mission Church
• Bark Chapel
• Restrooms at Arch Rock and British Landing
The Biddle House, featuring the Mackinac Island Native American Museum, will open at a date to be determined, due to construction delays. The British Landing Nature Center will still open May 23, and Historic Downtown Mackinac will open June 6.
The following Mackinaw City sites are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 23:
• Colonial Michilimackinac
• Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
• Restrooms adjacent to the Colonial Michilimackinac Visitor’s Center and within Michilimackinac State Park
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is now scheduled to open on Saturday, June 6.
This is an ever-changing and fluid situation, and these dates are subject to change.
Mackinac State Historic Parks looks forward to welcoming guests to Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City and celebrating it’s 125th anniversary this summer.