Father Marquette National Memorial Visitor Information
The Father Marquette National Memorial is located in Straits State Park, just west of I-75, off U.S. 2.
A Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry to Straits State Park; there is no additional charge to visit the memorial.
The Father Marquette National Memorial is open daily from April 1 through November 30, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., unless there is heavy snow. Water and restrooms available from late May to mid September.
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Please allow about one hour to take in the national memorial, a 15-station outdoor interpretive trail and panoramic views of the Mackinac Bridge. The park also offers camping, picnicking, hiking and other seasonal activities. See a map of the site.
Pets: Pets accompanied by and under the control of their human friends are welcomed on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building. For further information, please refer to the DNR web page, Pets in State Park Campgrounds.
This site is accessible to people with a mobility impairment.
Send us an e-mail or telephone 906-643-8620.
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