We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fayette Historic State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Garden, MI
Phone Number: 9066442603
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 81 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Not to be missed at any time of the year

We go often because we live in the area, but never tire of the serenity , respite and peaceful scenery . We take some hot soup in the winter and have a break from snowshoeing or a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rob S
,
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go often because we live in the area, but never tire of the serenity , respite and peaceful scenery . We take some hot soup in the winter and have a break from snowshoeing or a walk on the bluff. A visit in the fall is spectacular . This place is real history. If visiting for the first time,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rob S
Marshall, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

While there is not much to do in Garden or the area around it. This state park is very well preserved, well laid out, and something both scenic and educational for families to visit. Definitely worth the trip!

Helpful?
Thank freiburger-sarah
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

While camping at Portage Bay we drove to Fayette State Park for the day and it did not disappoint. They have done an amazing job of preserving & restoring the buildings in this historic town. I'm not sure what our expectations were but they were certainly exceeded.

Helpful?
Thank KNeeld
Canton
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A must see in the Upper Peninsula. If you like history you will love this once vibrant town. A great family weekend trip!

Helpful?
Thank Liz T
Vero Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
287 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a work in progress to restore the old mining community. Many college teams have and continue to come up and work on restoration projects. The site itself is interesting but so is the work in progress. It is off the beaten path (about 18 miles south of US2). No charge ... if you have a state park pass.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Storyteller-N03
Vulcan
Level Contributor
70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

State Park system; great education for the price of state park admissions. Beautiful views. Isolated, so not crowded; no lines! Check out the welcome center which has a great model overview. Listen to the narrative as well. You'll need to walk a ways. If mobility is an issue, you'll need to access the handicap entrance & need a wheelchair as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue H
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Wether you are a boater, camper or simply want to do a day trip, this is a great location. There is a small pier you can tie a boat off and stay for a few days (no power or water). There is also a small boat launch and a campgrounds. The ghost town is a nice mix of restored buildings... More 

Helpful?
Thank SheriTuz
Traverse City, Michigan
Level Contributor
74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The volunteers and the state "et al" have done a wonderful job in helping to bring the now ghost town of Fayette back to life. Fayette is (was) an iron smelting town in the mid to late 1800's. As a group effort archeologists, volunteers and historians have rebuilt much of the town. While not back to it's original glory (I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike W
Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This state park is well worth a jaunt down the Garden Peninsula while touring the UP. The park combines historic interest, scenic beauty, and excellent hiking trails. Didn't camp, but for those who do that is available, too. I was stunned at how lovely the setting is. Limestone cliffs line one side of the small harbor and there are five... More 

Helpful?
Thank GogoOhio
Monticello, Indiana
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Worth the stop, great history and beauty all in one. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, take a camera and walk the trails as well as looking at the buildings. The views from the bluff are outstanding.

Helpful?
Thank Beth1983_12

Travelers who viewed Fayette Historic State Park also viewed

 
Greenland, Upper Peninsula
 

Been to Fayette Historic State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fayette Historic State Park and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
CORRECTIONVILLE
8 months ago
6 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fayette Historic State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?