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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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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

There are some great artifacts and displays to see at this museum. Dont miss this one if you are in St. Ignace. Not mush from the outside but worth the visit once you are inside. Donation for admission.

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Ludington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

St. Ignace, MI is a tourist town, with the normal souvenir shops and "attractions" designed to sell souvenirs made overseas to folks passing through or there for a day trip or so. We went into this museum fully expecting it to be just another one of those places. To our surprise and pleasure it is actually a museum in the... More

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wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Please spend some of your time learning a little about the Indian culture and seeing historical artifacts of the Straits area. This is a small museum which will take no more than an hour of your time merely for a donation. Anyone who travels to historical areas such as this needs to learn about the area and support continued preservation... More

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