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Fayette Historic Townsite Visitor Information

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

Please 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.

2023 Season Dates and Hours

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

  • May 12 – 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 26 – 29: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • May 30 – June 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 16 – Sept. 4: 9 a.m. to dusk
  • Sept. 5 – Oct. 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Admission and parking

Admission and parking are free; however, a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle 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.

4785 II Road
Garden, MI 49835

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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 - get tips on how to Recreate Responsibly
  • 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 Photographs may not be published, sold or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes.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 welcomed on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building. See Department of Natural Resources rules and other information on Pet-Friendly Recreation.

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Please email us at or telephone 906-475-7857.

Updated 03/07/2023