St. Ignace Mission (NRIS 66000398)
State and Marquette Sts., Marquette Park,
Michigan. County/parish: Mackinac.
2 contributing sites.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
- St. Ignace Mission
- The St. Ignace Mission (French: Mission Saint-Ignace) is located in a municipal park known as Marquette Mission Park. It was the site of a mission established by Jesuit priest, Father Jacques Marquette, and the site of his grave in 1677. A second mission was established at a different site in 1837, and the chapel was moved here in 1954. The second mission chapel is the oldest Catholic church in Michigan and Wisconsin. The St. Ignace Mission was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1956, and was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmarks in 1960, one of the earliest sites recognized. The mission chapel serves as the Museum of Ojibwa Culture. (read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000398