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Fort Wilkins Visitor Information

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

Please allow two hours for your visit to the fort. The park also offers camping, picnicking, hiking, and other seasonal activities.

2022 Season Dates and Hours

Fort Wilkins is open daily, 8:30 a.m. to dusk, from May 16 through October 17.

Visitors can experience costumed interpretation of life at the fort from June 13 through August 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.

Noah's Ark Charters provides boat service to the Copper Harbor Lighthouse Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; other days and times by appointment only. Book all boat services online.

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Admission to Fort Wilkins is free; however, a Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park. Free parking is available in the park.

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Fort Wilkins is located in Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, one mile east of Copper Harbor on U.S. 41.

15223 U.S Highway 41,
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

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While visiting Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, the following amenities are available:

  • Park store
  • Limited wireless access to the Internet
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic area

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Site map

Download a PDF map of the parade grounds.

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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 Photographs may not be published, sold or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes.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 on the grounds and in the buildings during regular open hours with advance permission. Please contact us in advance to schedule a time.

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Fifteen buildings at Fort Wilkins are accessible. Designated parking is available. 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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For more information

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

Updated 06/28/2022