Marquette Mission Park & Museum Of Ojibwa Culture
The oldest documented archaeological site in Michigan, here Father Jacques Marquette founded a mission in 1671 among Huron Indian refugees. The city owned museum inside a 19th century church interprets the culture of the Ojibwa Indians, the original inhabitants of the Great Lakes. Exhibits and video also show what Indian and French cultures learned from each other.
Learn about Ojibwa Indians who formed the base culture of the Upper Great Lakes and why Huron Indian refugees established a village here in 1671. At this oldest documented Michigan archaeological site, learn why Father Jacques Marquette, a French missionary, established a mission here, and how Marquette was ultimately buried at the site.
The site is a National Historical Site and Landmark and a Michigan Registered Historic Site.
Museum store features locally made certified Native American art and crafts, and a large selection of Native American related books. Open daily Memorial weekend to early October. Free admission, donations accepted.