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Fort de Baude Museum

334 North State Street, P.O. Box 735, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
+1 906-643-6627
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Saint Ignace
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Fort De Buade Complex: Museum, Gift Shop, Art Galleries, & Heritage Center Over 6,700 sq. Ft. And 3,500 artifacts depict the cultural development... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was very surprised that St. Ignace had such a wonderful display of artifacts of early history of Native Americans of the region and other early history. I also enjoyed the displays they have at different times such as the wedding dress and postcard displays. Keep up the good work. I was born and raised in St. Ignace and am... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum but very good displays. Lots of local history with Native American artifacts. The St. Ignace area has an extensive history and was founded in 1671, and is one of the oldest towns in America.

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St. Ignace, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We've watched this museum rise up from almost being sold on eBay and rescued by the community to one of the most amazing museums and single handedly the largest collection of artifacts in the Midwest. It doesn't and never had State of Michigan money or support like neighboring Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City receive (evident from the exterior facade)..so we'll... More

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Munising, Michigan, United States
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice museum with some good artifacts and historical information. Great way to spend a little time in St Ignace if the weather turns foul.

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Greenville, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was able to visit this twice this past summer, Memorial weekend and Labor day weekend. It is on street level, so easy to get into and around if you have a 'get around' issue. It is loaded with great information of the area and it's past and some extra interesting tid bits that you will have to go to... More

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Rockwell, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I visited the museum in August of this year during history week and enjoyed it immensely. Wonderful exhibits, especially the special exhibit of the Indian Chiefs. Met an artist setting up and exhibit, his name Tony Miron. Very talented. The gift shop was very nice, lots of books, local crafts and jewelry. I highly recommend it for... More

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

How often do you come across something that is free and also interesting in a tourist town. This museum is the place to spend some time. I enjoyed the old photos, native belongings and the old French military uniform. Just about something for everyone. Then they have a gift store that sells interesting things you wont find anywhere else in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a much-loved museum in a town founded in 1671! The whole area is not to be missed, but Fort de Baude is special. Very supportive of the local community and culture as well. St. Ignace is often missed by tourists who should know about it. It's "sister city" on the other side of the bridge benefits from being... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This museum was larger and more interesting than I expected. There is no admission fee, just a request for a donation, which seemed more than reasonable considering the exhibits. We spent probably around. 30 minutes there but this was mostly because my younger children pretty much just breezed by each exhibit. Had we not been with the kids, we easily... More

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Hemlock, Michigan
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39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The travel editor for the Detroit Free Press recently recommended this as a highlight of the area... and it is. Truly unique.. gems not to be found elsewhere.. a wide variety of souvenirs ranging from authentic and unique to kitsch and worth a grin. The overall plan is not apparent. There does not seem to be a professional history museum... More

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