Check in Date:

History Weekend

Arrive: Friday, September 25, 2015
Depart: Sunday, September 27, 2015

Package Price:

Standard Room;
$925 per couple, $825 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,225 per couple, $1,125 single
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You’re invited to  Grand Hotel’s seventh annual History Weekend. During your stay, Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s historian and concierge, will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. Mr. Tagatz, most recently named Historic Hotels of America 2014 Historian of the Year, is a natural story teller who will intrigue you with information about the hotel’s history and how the island and the hotel came to be what they are today. Enjoy information about hotel’s celebrity guests, milestones and the story behind the wood structure built in 1887. On Saturday enjoy a special presentation by Kim Parr, past history On-Site Coordinator at Greenfield Village and current Director of The Crocker House Museum and Macomb County Historical Society who will present the Victorian history of mourning and funeral culture. You will discover how historical events have affected American belief and practice in regards to death. Listen to a recent interview of Ms. Parr on NPR.org about Why we must grieve.

Fall is a great time of year to experience the island and Grand Hotel. Enjoy the solitude of the island as the tourism season has ended.

We hope to see you for this special event.

Stay additional nights Thursday, September 24, and/or Sunday, September 27, 2015 for $199* per room, per night.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday morning Grand Hotel History Lecture by Grand Hotel Historian
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Free admission to Fort Mackinac
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.00 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and children’s rates apply.