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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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Interesting little musuem

We've been here a couple of times over the years. Its small, but interesting. Since we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
C P
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Compelling Local History

This is a nice Straits history museum run by the Michilimackinac Historical Society. Admission is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
findeerror
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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334 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1425
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a small museum . It shows some history of the area as well as local Native Americans. There are individuals available throughout the museum to answer questions and give explanations. It is all on the ground floor. The gift shop offers local arts...More

3  Thank russlyna
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went in on a Saturday morning and they had a free concert of celtic-type music. It was nice and we listened for 20-30 minutes. The exhibits are very well done--mostly of the French priests, explorers and Ojibwe people. You can leave a donation if...More

4  Thank djc-snowman
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We wandered into the Museum while walking downtown St. Ignace. We were both surprised with the size of the collection. Admission is by donation with a suggested $5 level. No problem - worth it. As a life long Michigan resident, I'm always amazed how much...More

3  Thank prototypecycle
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