Fayette Historic State Park, Garden

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#6 of 31 in Historic Sites in Upper Peninsula
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Fayette Historic State Park is the state park of the historic town of Fayette in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located on the Big Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan, between Snail Shell Harbor and Sand Bay, on the southern side of the Upper Peninsula, about 17 miles south of US 2. Fayette was the site of an industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron between 1867 and 1891. The town has been reconstructed into a living museum, showing what life was like in this town in the late 19th century. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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  • This was my kind of place. A historic village with ruins of an industrial complex. A lot of the buildings are recreations and they are really well done. There are also ruins that have been... 
    This was my kind of place. A historic village with ruins of an industrial complex. A lot of the buildings are recreations and they are really well done. There are also ruins that have been...  more »
  • We weren't sure what to expect, but it was an incredible park with a lot of historical info and buildings to explore. The location is also incredible, being on a small peninsula gives it a very one... 
    We weren't sure what to expect, but it was an incredible park with a lot of historical info and buildings to explore. The location is also incredible, being on a small peninsula gives it a very one...  more »
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  • Wonderful experience in a gorgeous lakeside setting. Learn what life was like for those who lived and worked here. Nice visitors center w/gift shop and snack bar. Extensive grounds to explore plus a campground. Make sure to check out where the racetrack and ball field were. State recreation pass needed to get in but you can purchase it at the park entrance. Great place to visit for all ages.
  • Very interesting. Lots of old buildings with explanations of what each one was used for. Only thing that would improve would be an explanation of how the smelting process worked inside the building. Maybe diagrams or pictures of equipment inside. otherwise it was a very interesting afternoon exploring this old town.

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