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Fort de Baude Museum

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Address: 334 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Phone Number: +1 906-643-6627
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Fort De Buade Complex: Museum, Gift Shop, Art Galleries, & Heritage...
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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Lots to see in this nice museum

Glad we went thru this gem,but there is so much to take in we will have to stop again on another trip. Appreciated the care that has gone to make this museum meaningful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Glad we went thru this gem,but there is so much to take in we will have to stop again on another trip. Appreciated the care that has gone to make this museum meaningful.

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Green Bay, WI
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Certainly a little known gem of a museum. Very interesting exhibits about the early history of the area and native people. Donations only! One would expect to pay admission for this caliber of museum elsewhere.

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

a must visit for the family or history buff...wonderful gun collection and a must is the Captive Spirit tour.. 7.00 and well worth it!

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Chicagoish
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was an interesting little museum. I was trying to kill some time before I caught a ferry over to Mackinac and decided to check this out. It had quite a few European and Native artifacts from the region. Metered parking is out front and there's a public parking lot just up the street.

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Newport, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great little museum to learn about the town history and the original settlers. There is free admission but they do accept donations. They have a cute little gift shop and some very friendly volunteers.

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Mason, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The museum is excellent, a hidden gem, especially the guided portrait gallery. Visit if you have any interest in Michigan or the Great Lakes region native tribal history. Incredible. You'll come away with an appreciation of 121 unique portraits made of historical men and women who traveled to D.C. representing their tribes in the 1800s. Highest recommendation!

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Greenville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an amazing museum of knowledge of the area and the native people, with amazing collections of artifacts. The history of the area is also included. There is a gift shop with beautiful items and although there is no admission, they do accept donations to keep the museum open. Do not miss this, although the history is tragic, we... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A nice little museum that you'd probably overlook. ...but don't. There's some St. Ignace (and area) history here, and what the heck, you're not paying to see it. Go on in. It won't take too much time out of your day, you'll learn something, and the folks that worked so hard to make a nice little museum for the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This collection of Native American artifacts and history is very impressive. We've gone to the washington smithsonian collection and didn't learn as much. Be sure to see the incredible portraits of native tribal leaders. The stories told by the docent will make ten come alive. I went with my 16 and 12-yr olds and they agreed it was very special.... More 

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fort de Buade is truly a hidden gem in St. Ignace. There is no admission charge but donations are very welcome and help immensely with the operating costs. The gift shop is also a great place to shop.

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