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
a 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.