Michigan History Goes on a Trolley Ride

Enjoy a fun-filled Learning Experience aboard the Mackinaw Trolley - across the Mackinac Bridge, through Legendary St. Ignace, the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Castle Rock.
Michigan History Began in the U.P.!

Group Tours/Charters

The oldest city in Michigan is Sault Ste. Marie (1668), closely followed by St. Ignace (1671). Tour with the Mackinaw Trolley north across the Mighty Mackinac Bridge (the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere and designated by the Civil Engineering Society as the greatest engineering accomplishment of the entire 20th century) to legendary St. Ignace to learn about history on the north shore of the Michilimackinac region. The Chippewa's and Ottawa's inhabited the Michilimackinac shores when in 1671 Father Marquette traveled south from Sault Ste. Marie with a tribe of Huron Indians and set up a mission in the area that he named St. Ignace (after Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order). In 1687 the French erected Fort De Baude to guard the Fur Trade in the region. It was the largest Fort west of Montreal and had a garrison of some 400 men. Visit Father Marquette's gravesite in Father Marquette Park, and tour the Historic Landmark Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and native American Store located in the oldest Catholic Church in the State of Michigan. Feast upon the interpretations of the rich archaeology and the history of a 17th century Huron Indian village, Father Marquette's French Jesuit Mission and local Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian traditions and contemporary culture. Finally, climb the famous Castle Rock (legend has it as Pontiac's lookout) and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Michilimackinac. The entire tour is narrated and guided to convey the interesting history of this early part of the Michilimackinac region.

Approximate duration: 2 hours

Available: Student Groups
May 13 to June 16th
September 5 to October 5

Rates include Admissions:
Student: $6.75 each
Adult:  $9.75 each


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