Mission Church, Mackinac Island

#7 of 7 in Historic Sites in Mackinac Island
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The Mission Church is a historic Congregational church located at the corner of Huron and Tuscott Streets on Mackinac Island, Michigan, United States. Built in 1829, it was the oldest surviving church in the state of Michigan.

In 1971, the Mission Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sainte Anne Church (Mackinac Island) was built before this, as the island had a historic French and Metis population before Anglo-American settlement. Its original building was replaced by a new structure in 1874, which is still used.

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  • Be sure to step inside as you walk downtown, and step back 300 years in history to a quaint, wonderfully restored old church.  more »
  • On a bicycle ride around the island we stopped to see the Mission Church. It is a historic church and I believe it is the oldest church building on the island. There is a plaque out front that...  more »
  • This was a nice visit to a very historical place. Enjoyed the walk through and the history listen. Too much of society wants to judge the past by today's standards without any knowledge of history and societal norms. Places like this allow us to step back in time and recall not only how things were but possibly why they were.
  • Wish it could still function as a church. Idiotic rules about separation of church and State. Now that the State owns it, it can't be a church. Catch 22. A church that can't be a church in a State that has lost it's roots as a State. Then sell it back to the people to run it as it was intended.

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