Fayette Historic Townsite Visitor Information

Season Dates and Hours | Admission | Location | Parking | Amenities Site Map | Photography | Accessibility | Pets

Fayette Townsite viewed from the dolomite cliffsPlease allow two hours to tour the Fayette Townsite 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. 

2021 Season Dates and Hours

Fayette Historic State Park is open year-round. The historic townsite is open on the following schedule:

  • May 14 - 27: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 28 - 31: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 1 - 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 18 - September 5: 9 a.m. to Dusk
  • September 6 - October 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through August 14, take a free, guided tour of Main Street or the furnace complex. Tours begin on the hotel porch.

Monday through Thursday:
  • 11 a.m. - Fayette Main Street
  • 1 p.m. - Fayette Main Street
  • 2 p.m. - Blast Furnace Complex
  • 3 p.m. - Fayette Main Street
Friday through Sunday:
  • 10:30 a.m. - Fayette Main Street
  • 11:30 a.m. - Blast Furnace Complex
  • 12:30 p.m. - Fayette Main Street
  • 1:30 p.m. - Blast Furnace Complex
  • 2:30 p.m. - Fayette Main Street
  • 3:30 p.m. - Blast Furnace Complex
The Company Store is open daily, May 14 to October 10.

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Admission to the townsite is free, but a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry to the grounds. Please note that some special events require a fee or donation.

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

Our address is:

4785 II Road
Garden, MI 49835

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Free parking is available in the park for vehicles with a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport.

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While visiting Fayette Townsite, the following amenities are available:

  • The Museum Store gift shop
  • Limited wireless access to the Internet
  • Snacks and ice cream
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic area

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Site map

Download a PDF map of Fayette Townsite.

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Personal photography without flash for private use is permitted in the visitor center and on the grounds. Photographs may not be published, sold or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes.

Photography for weddings and other special events is allowed in the townsite during regular open hours with advance permission. Please contact us in advance to schedule a time.

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The visitor center is accessible. Some paths are graded, packed crushed rock. An accessible vault toilet is located in the townsite. Designated parking is available. A wheelchair may be borrowed, subject to availability. Service animals are always welcomed.

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Pets accompanied by and under the control of their human friends are welcome on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building. For more information, see the Department of Natural Resources Pet-Friendly Rules

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Please email us at MHCinfo@Michigan.gov or telephone 906-475-7857.


Updated 06/25/2021