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Address: 334 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1425
Phone Number: +1 906-643-6627
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Very nice exhibits

We went in on a Saturday morning and they had a free concert of celtic-type music. It was nice and we listened for 20-30 minutes. The exhibits are very well done--mostly of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
djc-snowman
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Ashtabula, Ohio
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Ashtabula, Ohio
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in on a Saturday morning and they had a free concert of celtic-type music. It was nice and we listened for 20-30 minutes. The exhibits are very well done--mostly of the French priests, explorers and Ojibwe people. You can leave a donation if you wish and I highly recommend doing so.

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Troy, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered into the Museum while walking downtown St. Ignace. We were both surprised with the size of the collection. Admission is by donation with a suggested $5 level. No problem - worth it. As a life long Michigan resident, I'm always amazed how much I can learn from even the most modest collection. They have done a fine job.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about an hour in museum before it closed. There is a lot of information here. GReat displays. However, if real history buff, you may want to make sure you have more than couple hours in order to see everything.

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philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the "UP" (upper peninsula). We thought this museum was a great introduction to the local color, history and general background of the area. The museum is free but they do ask for a donation - well worth it! There is easy parking on the street and a small but very nice gift shop selling... More 

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Laingsburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we decided to stop here on a whim. It was very interesting and informative. We were very impressed and will go again

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At first it does look like it would be much. It is located in a strip mall surrounded by gift shops. Take the time to go in and through the museum and finish with some local made items in the gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

My husband and I with our 7 year old grandson stopped in on a rainy afternoon.What an unexpected delight! We were all amazed by this wonderful gem of a museum.The gift shop is also unique and interesting.We spoke with a curator who really went out of her way for us.We also had a really nice conversation with the gift shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

my first time in the up and im a big history buff. i loved the shop but i also loved that there open late and i can go in for a late stroll and cheek out all the history stuff

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Marion, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

If you're stopping in Saint Ignace you're looking for authentic local color and this is the place to start. Great local museum with an unusually varied collection and great quality artifacts. Eclectic, one of a kind stuff with knowledgable, friendly guides. I knew a bit about Michigan history but learned a lot here. Highly recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This museum has quite a collection of artifacts which are worth seeing. Some of the displays are a bit dated in their wording and ways they describe women, Native Americans, etc., so watch for that.

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