Fayette Historic Townsite Visitor Information

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


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4785 II Road
Garden, MI 49835


Fayette Historic Townsite is located between Escanaba and Manistique, 17 miles south of U.S. 2 in Fayette Historic State Park.


Admission to the historic townsite is free. A Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park. Some special programs may have a fee for participation.

2018 Season Dates and Hours

Fayette Historic Townsite is open daily, from May 12 to October 23. Hours vary throughout the season:

May 12 - 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 25 - 29: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
May 30 - June 14: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 15 - 28: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
June 29 - August 19: 9 a.m. - dusk
August 20 - September 3: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
September 4 - October 23: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Special Events

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

How Much Time?

Please allow two hours to tour the visitor center, 20 historic buildings and scenic overlooks. Scheduled guided tours are available mid-June through August. The park also offers camping, picnicking and hiking. See a map of the townsite.

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.


The visitor center is accessible to people who have a mobility impairment. Some paths are graded, packed crushed rock. A wheelchair-accessible vault toilet is located in the townsite. Designated parking is available. A wheelchair may be borrowed, subject to availability.

For More Information

Send us an e-mail or telephone 906-644-2603.

Fayette Company Store (Museum Store):

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

Updated 05/16/2018