Father Marquette National Memorial Visitor Information

Location | Admission | Dates & Hours | Special Events | How Much Time? | Accessibility | More Info


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720 Church Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781-1729


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.

2018 Season Dates and Hours

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.

Special Events

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Father Jacques Marquette historical marker

How Much Time?

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.

For More Information

Send us an e-mail or telephone 906-643-8620.

Find out about college internship opportunities that may be available at this historic site.

Updated 04/16/2018