In partnership with the Village of Mackinaw City, the Mackinaw Area Historical Society is well underway in

their development of Heritage Village.  On approximately 43 acres of land just west of Mackinaw

City, visitors can enjoy discovery trails, historic buildings, a covered pavilion, a restored log home, a sawmill

and much more. Heritage Village's period is from 1880 through 1917, a time of unparalleled changes in

lighting, transportation, communication, housing, health care and nearly every other aspect of Straits-area

living. It also reflects an era from which a precious few buildings are still standing, and stories told by

parents, grandparents and great grandparents abound.

During the summer you may visit the village any day.  For tours conducted by docents we are open

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 1pm to 5pm.  The most common response we receive when visitors

find out how short a time we have been in existence and when the Village started is "WOW"!   We are

extremely proud of what we have accomplished and our members' determination to move ahead.


For more information on our buildings

and attractions use our Audio Tour by

phoning 231.486.0003 and keying in

stops 201 - 213.  We are continuing to

add stops. The Mackinaw Area

Historical Society offers lively local

monthly programs featuring informative

presentations on historically significant





If you are interested in becoming a Mackinaw Area Historical Society member or would like to donate

to assist with continued restorations, please use our mailing address below.   We also

accept memberships and donations via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button.  Indicate membership

and/or donation on the memo line.  Annual membership is $25 for an individual or $40 for a family.   We are

501c3 organization. Have an item you would like to donate? Scroll further for the MAHS Deed of Gift. 



Congratulations to Dorothy, 2014 Volunteer of the year!! Former MAHS president, Community Garden organizer, major donor of period artifacts, manages memberships and donations data and strong supporter of monthly historic programs.


Click on  IMAGINE to enjoy a digital publication on Living In Emmet County featuring an article on Past President Bill Marvin and his wife Danna spotlighting Heritage Village.  We're proudly located in Pure Michigan 


 Hear about Heritage Village below.   



 We are located on Central Avenue about 1.5 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City.



Street Address:
1425 West Central Avenue
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 999
Mackinaw City, MI 49701