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Fort de Baude Museum

334 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1425
+1 906-643-6627
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Very well presented, a good overview of the european colonization of the Makinak area. Starting... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Jurek B
Chicago, Illinois
small museum with interesting works

This museum appears to be fairly new and is still evolving. It does not have restrooms and sends... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Palmyra, Tennessee
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Fort De Buade Complex: Museum, Gift Shop, Art Galleries, & Heritage Center Over 6,700 sq. Ft. And 3,500 artifacts depict the cultural development of the Michilimackinac area through the eyes of the Anishinaabe people. Huge display of Native, French, British and American Military and Indian weaponry. The "Newberry Tablets" as seen on the History Channel. "Captured Spirits", an exquisite and complete exhibit of The McKenney - Hall Lithographs of Native American dignitaries. Admission to museum is by donation. Captured Spirits Exhibit: $7/Adults, $5/Students & Seniors, Children under 12/FREE. Open Memorial Day Weekend - October 4, 2014 Post Labor Day Hours: Tues-Sat 10-6, Sun Noon-4 Closed Monday. Tours and groups by appointment.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
334 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1425
+1 906-643-6627
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very well presented, a good overview of the european colonization of the Makinak area. Starting witht he Ojibwe culture, continuing with the colonization. There are representations of items, uniforms and weaponry from colonization to revolutionary war. You can read about the stories of a few...More

Thank Jurek B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This museum appears to be fairly new and is still evolving. It does not have restrooms and sends you to the city offices to use facilities. However, what they do have is worth seeing. The gift shop is rather small and not much to offer....More

Thank tnreb
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A great place to wander through and see the times gone by, the exhibits are thoughtfully out together with some touch and feel items, things ranging from colonial says with Indians even to the construction of the Mackinaw bridge. Too maybe 30-45 minutes with some...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We've been here a couple of times over the years. Its small, but interesting. Since we were traveling with 5/6 year olds, small was good. It held their attention.

Thank C P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a nice Straits history museum run by the Michilimackinac Historical Society. Admission is by donation. The staging of exhibits is basic, but the artifacts meaningful and the history they communicate compelling. A highlight is a complete set of McKenney & Hall's History of...More

Thank findeerror
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My husband and I visited the museum on a very rainy day in St Ignace. It is small and doable in about 1 hour to an hour and 1/2. Some of the displays could have been set up more professionally. But we did enjoy learning...More

Thank Tina F
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I spent a pleasant 30-45 minutes here on a rainy afternoon. The exhibits aren't very slick, but the artifacts themselves made up a very impressive collection that helped tell the story of Michigan history-- particularly of the often-neglected Native American parts of the story. There's...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

While the tourists might only go to the gift shop, they would be missing a small but interesting museum. No admission fee, but I recommend a donation because they are documenting a key location in the history of the Great Lakes. Info about trappers, traders,...More

Thank Jmuhn
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a very small but, interesting museum. It has history about Native Americans that were in the area. The volunteers were very nice and knowledgeable and had great information to give out. The gift shop had some wonderful jewelry and other items that you...More

Thank DeltaZ930
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We took a day and explored Saint Ignace. We Googled fun things to do and the museum was the first on the list. It a small, quaint museum loaded with information. All the volunteers were extremely friendly. The admittance is by donation only. I would...More

Thank mrsjodib
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