Experience history and charm on your narrated carriage tour of the island…
Prepare yourself for a tour like no other! What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to view the island. Keep in mind there are no set departure times. You will be on the next available carriage once you have purchased your ticket at the ticket office.
THE TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STOPS:
SURREY HILLS MUSEUM
Enjoy a leisurely visit through Surrey Hills Carriage Museum displaying historic carriages including a horse-drawn hearse, still used today, and an antique fire department pumper. Browse the on site gift shops or have lunch or a snack before boarding our open 3-horse hitch carriage for the second part of your tour.
WINGS OF MACKINAC BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
(Additional Admission Fee) Open Mid-May through early October only.
Discover life’s most beautiful insects! Enjoy a unique experience, strolling among hundreds of butterflies dancing and chasing each other in our climate controlled conservatory filled with lush flowers. 200 different species are represented. www.wingsofmackinac.com
The next stop is Arch Rock for an approximately 5 minute viewing of this breathtaking natural limestone formation. Reboard your carriage to continue your tour.
FORT MACKINAC AVENUE OF FLAGS
(Additional Admission Fee) Open early May through early October only.
Experience the sights and sounds of living history preserved in this American Revolutionary Era fort. As passengers depart arriving carriages, you may reboard as space is available to continue your island tour. www.mackinacparks.com
RETURN TO SURREY HILLS MUSEUM
Board our 2-Horse carriage to return again to the downtown area.
(Additional Admission Fee) www.grandhotel.com
You may elect to end your tour at Grand Hotel, however, you would not be able to reboard other tour carriages after this stop. It is just a short walk down the hill to the downtown area from Grand Hotel, or you may call for horse-drawn taxi service at additional charge.
Please note that casual resort wear is appropriate at Grand Hotel during the day. No tank tops or cut-offs are permitted.
After 6:00 PM, evening wear is required in all areas of the hotel: coat and tie for gentlemen, and dresses or pantsuits for ladies.