5 Inspiring Historical Places in Michigan

Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac is not only the oldest structure in Michigan but also one that is full of history. Built in 1780, it was a point of interest in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812, during which time it passed between American and British ownership several times.


The town of Leland Michigan has become so irrevocably entwined with the fishing industry that it has earned the affectionate nickname Fishtown. This historic town, constructed in the mid-19th century, has become a charming lakeside tourist destination.

Fayette Historic  State Park

After being purchased by the state in the 1950s, Fayette became a site of living history where visitors can learn about the town as it was in the 19th century and stay in the adjacent campgrounds by the lake.

Meyer May House

It is considered an excellent example of Wright’s Prairie House era. The house was restored in the 1980s and opened to the public. Since then, it has been a popular tourist attraction for lovers of design, architecture, and history.

Cranbrook House & Gardens

Once a family home, it has become a celebrated part of the Cranbrook Educational Community. The 319 acres also feature art and architecture from some of Michigan’s most celebrated designers.

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