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Fort de Baude Museum

334 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
906.643.6627
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Ranked #4 of 19 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. Hours: Tues-Thurs & Sat 10-6, Friday 10 - 8, Sun Noon-4, Closed Monday. Tours and groups by appointment. St. Ignace History Week August 17 - 24, 2014. Friday Night at the Museums! Programs each week 6-8 PM. « less
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Hemlock, Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I saw the history channel program "America Unearthed'' and was amazed to learn it was in a place I had been to. So on my return trip to saint ignace , I saw it The staff was kind and answered some tough questions. I would definitely recommend.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This museum has improved over the years, and has expanded as well. What appears to be a rather small place seems to grow as you go through it. Many Indian artifacts as well as weapons and items used in the development and history of the region. They don't charge any entry, but do have a donation jar at the end,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The museum just opened an exhibit of portraits of the Native American chiefs and notables who visited the White House under four Presidents. Apologies, I don't have the actual information with me (for instance, the name of the artist). But this collection is fantastic. It will break open any stereotype you might have about what Native Americans from different cultures... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

In order to really understand the history of this area and how the original fort started here, later moved to Mackinaw City and then the island, you need to visit here for the full story.

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Decatur, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

What a surprise when entering this historical museum. The artifacts are amazing, anything from native American tools, to pictures, to clothing, moccasins, guns, knives, bow and arrows etc. a wealth of collectables inside this museum. There was no charge when we were there, just a donation. worth seeing. Ive been in many museums in the North and South West, and... More

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and I were there in August for Heritage week. What a great place to visit. If you have a group of little ones it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to visit just a donation. I don't know how they do it but they do. Friendly people and will also give you a guided tour of... More

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Sutton West, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

enjoying the beautiful history in the museums and to partake in the Rendezvous Powwow hosted by the Mackinaw Tribe was beautiful. History and Contemporary Teachings combined to make our visit spectacular. What a rich and Vibrant history of First Nations Culture and the Transportation routes thru your Traditional territory. Definitely worth coming back for Next years St Ignace History Week.

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I visited Fort de Baude Museum and what a great experience. It's displays have been so much improved the last couple of years. They had presentations throughout the week I was in town along with an art show going on with a meet the artist night with refreshments. The people there are very helpful. They even have a genealogy part... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Right downtown st ignace is a free museum...it is very interesting and worth stopping in if your down town.

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