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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.

2023 Season Dates and Hours

Fort Wilkins is open daily, 8:30 a.m. to dusk, from May 17 through Oct. 14.

Visitors can experience costumed interpretation of life at the fort June 12 through Aug. 18.

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Admission to Fort Wilkins is free; however, a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle 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 - get tips on how to Recreate Responsibly
  • 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 Photographs may not be published, sold or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes.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 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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For more information

Please email us at or telephone 906-289-4215.

Updated 3/09/2023