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All 2014 events will require a State of Michigan Recreation Passport... More Info

DAILY INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Living HistoryLiving History Program
June 14 through August 15- 10am to 5pm
Costumed interpreters act as members of the military garrison. Leave the present and join them in the year 1870.

Future Historians
July 8th to 10th
July 22nd to 24th
July 30th to August 1st
August 13th to 15th
The Michigan Historical Center has Future Historians portray actual girls and boys that lived in Fort Wilkins. They perform daily chores, play historic games and talk to visitors about life at this remote outpost.

Copper Harbor Lighthouse Boat Tour
Lighthouse Boat Departs daily from the Copper Harbor Marina 7 days a week (per person charge). The tours begin Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting... More Info.

EVENTS CALENDAR (updated 3/17/14)
*Note- The Fort Wilkins West Barracks building will be closed from May 27th until August while the roof is repaired. Programs and events will be limited until the project is completed. Thank you for your understanding

MAY
Monday 5/26, 10:00 am
Memorial Day Program- The Memorial Day Program will be held on the Fort Wilkins Parade Grounds. There will be a Copper Harbor School program, Memorial Day address, and the presentation of colors; refreshments will be provided. For more details contact the State Park- DNR (906) 289-4215
JUNE
 
JULY
Friday 7/25, Sat. 7/26, Sun 7/27
Battery D Civil War Reenactment- History comes alive at Fort Wilkins! Battery D, the 1st Michigan Light Artillery, and a Civil War era living history group returns to Fort Wilkins for its annual weekend encampment. The weekend event will be open to park visitors from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Battery D will interpret army life of the period, demonstrating artillery and small arms drills, period cooking and soldiers’ pastimes.
AUGUST
 
SEPTEMBER
 

 

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