We are happy to have you join
us in Sault Ste. Marie for Rendezvous in the Sault.
Events like this cannot take place without historic enactors
We hope you can make it, and in return, we'll do everything we
can to see that your stay in
Historic Sault Ste. Marie is a fun and memorable experience.
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Give us a try... Just 40 minutes due
north of the Mackinac Bridge on I-75
You'll know you've arrived when you feel
all the cares of the 21st Century have melted away.
Set up camp and drift back in time.
That's right ! RELAX ! ... you're in Northern Michigan!
"Sault de Sainte Marie" means
"Falls (Rapids) of St. Mary", in the old French of the Jesuits
who founded a mission here
in 1668. Thus, most of the early history of Sault Ste. Marie
centers on the rapids, the river, and the land adjacent to it.
And that's exactly where this exciting event will be taking
Historic Sault Ste. Marie,
July 29 & 30, 2017
Join us each year for the
last full weekend of July, on the very grounds where
the first European settlement in Michigan was created when the
Sainte Marie du Sault mission was founded here in 1668.
This is the same area where John Jacob Astor's American Fur
Company, which was chartered in 1808, had its post in Sault
Ste. Marie. It is the very site where Fort De Repentigny
was constructed to provide refuge for French voyageurs in
1750, and where, in 1822, Colonel Hugh Brady arrived
with Henry Schoolcraft and established Fort Brady.
Before all that, it was the main gathering place of the Anishanaabeg
where the adjacent land served as the Wadjiwong (Great Hill) Ancient
Burial Grounds; one of the earliest known Anishinaabeg
What better place to bring history back to life
than the very spot where the original events first played out?