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Address: 334 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
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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The Newberry Tablet is here!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Cherie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Cherie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Christina H
Marion, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank blueskiedanclear
Chicago, Illinois
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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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Thank Gwen G
Kohler, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

The collection of Native American artifacts throughout history and the area along with the thorough explanations made for a very educational and enjoyable visit!

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Thank marykrask
Brownstown, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Located in downtown St. Ignace and they have over 2500 items dating from pre-contact to mid 20th Century America. There is no admission charge - donation only but not mandatory. There is also a museum gift shop.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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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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Thank Peg C
Green Bay, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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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Thank vixl
Saint Ignace, Michigan
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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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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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