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Field Trips

Make your field trip one for the record books!

The historic sites of Mackinac State Historic Parks provide the opportunity for your class to experience history up close and personal. Experience 1770s life on the edge of the British empire at Colonial Michilimackinac; learn the science and technology of lighthouses at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse; feel the power of a working water-powered sawmill at Historic Mill Creek; and step into the 1880s US Army at Fort Mackinac and see how the army was adapting to life post-Civil War.

Educational Resources

A visit to our sites can satisfy several curriculum requirements. In addition, a host of pre-and-post visit materials can be found here, as well as on-site activities.

To Schedule a Field Trip

If you wish to schedule a field trip contact our Marketing and Group Travel Coordinator for more information.

All sites are available at discounted rates, with further discounts for booking three or more historic sites.


Mackinac Island Attractions

Mackinac Island Attractions

Iconic Fort Mackinac has stood guard over Mackinac Island for more than 240 years.
Learn the continuing story of the Anishnaabek in the 1830s home of Agatha Biddle.
Be Inspired at one of the region’s most diverse art museums.
Meet a working blacksmith at a shop originally built in the 1880s.
It was here in 1822 that a gunshot rang out and a medical discovery was made.
Possibly Mackinac Island’s oldest house, it is preserved as an architectural relic.

Mackinaw City Attractions

Mackinaw City Attractions

Experience Michilimackinac 1780: Mischief and Mayhem.
Feel the power of the sawmill at Historic Mill Creek.
See why some things were just made to be seen.
Relax and enjoy the best views of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island.

Featured Activities

Most programs happen hourly and last about 15 minutes.