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Fort Wilkins State Park

. Description:  19 buildings, 12 from the 1840s, costumed interpreters, copper mining sites
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How to find: 
Address:
US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Parent Organization:
Michigan Historical Center
Contacts
Phone 906 289-4215
fax 906 289-4939
URL
Fort Wilkins Historic Complex
 http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17447_18595_18604---,00.html
Hours:
Dates 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May 12  -  Oct 14 8 - dusk 8 - dusk 8 - dusk 8 - dusk 8 - dusk 8 - dusk 8 - dusk
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As of JUL 2007 state motor vehicle permit required    free    
Special Fees:    Motor vehicle permit: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365-82938--,00.html
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Costumed interpreters, 19 buildings altogether, 12 original survivors of the   fort which was active from 1844-1846.  Costumed interpreters and slides help create the feeling of 1840's military life.
Big Events: Suggested Stay: 2 hours for fort,1 for lighthouse
Period  1844-1846 Type of Site Fort
Buildings:  Soldiers' quarters, mess hall, hospital, bakery, sutler's store, powder magazine
Interpreters: Yes, costumed Craftspeople:
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Picnic  Yes
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Camping/RV

 Yes

   
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Nearby Attractions:
towns: 25 mi  Eagle Harbor, Eagle River

Historical

Description

Contact

Address

Houghton County Museum Complex     5500 State Highway M26
Lake Linden MI 49945
Phone
906 296-4121
Quincy Mine Hoist Association
 
mine tours, steam hoist, number two Shafthouses, cog rail train
 
49750 US 41
Hancock MI 49930
Phone 906 482-3101
Web Site http://www.quincymine.com/

Seaman Mineralogical Museum, Michigan Technical U
  1400 College Ave
Houghton MI 49931
Phone 906 487-2572
Web Site www.geo.mtu.edu/museum/
Copper Country Historical Museum local history of Finnish area PO Box 148
South Range MI
Phone 906 482-6125
Web Site http://www.pasty.com/crhm/pages/contact.html
E-mail mailto:dlaitila@pasty.net

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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground 2nd Street
Copper Harbor MI 49918
906-289-4451

Bed & Breakfast

None Found Within 25 Miles
     
Hotel/Motel Click Here For Bookings in Copper Harbor
Brockway Inn Highway M 26
Copper Harbor MI 49918
906 289-4588
King Copper Motel 445 East Brockway Ave
Copper Harbor MI 49918
906 289-4214
Minnetonka Resort & Astor House 560 Gratiot Street US 41
Copper Harbor MI 49918
906 289-4449
Norland Motel US Highway 41
Copper Harbor MI 49918
906 289-4815
North Port Motel 280 Brockway Avenue
Copper Harbor MI 49918
906 289-4267
Shoreline Resort 200 Front Street
Eagle Harbor MI 49950
906 289-4441
White House Motel 36 Mohawk Street
US Highway 41
Mohawk MI 49950
906 337-3010
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Last Update
01/09/2010

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