Fayette Historic State Park, Garden

#6 of 30 in Historic Sites in Upper Peninsula
Must see · State Park · Historic Site
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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  • What a great piece of Michigan History, I really didn’t want to go but wife did so we went and I enjoyed ever bit as much as she did. Need to spend at least 2 or 3 hours looking at the town possibly.....  more »
  • My husband, our 2 kids (ages 5 & 9), and I stopped here on our road trip around Lake Michigan. Totally worth the stop!! We spent about 2 hours walking around the village. You can go into most...  more »
  • STOP HERE! This was an amazing find in the UP. Kind of out of the way but so very worth it. This old town was perfectly preserved from the late 1800s. Not only was it a cool historic place but the views out to Lake Michigan and the hiking were equally wonderful. It might have helped that it was a perfect summer day.
  • Interesting out of the way place to visit. You could spend an entire day here exploring and seeing the remnants of a ghost town. They've done a great job of restoring some of the buildings and furnishing them to what they looked like in the town's heyday.

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