Father Marquette National Memorial
Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, established Michigan's earliest European settlements at Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace in 1668 and 1671. He lived among the Great Lakes Indians from 1666 to his death in 1675. During these nine years, Father Marquette mastered several native languages and helped Louis Jolliet map the Mississippi River.
Car - The Father Marquette National Memorial is located at St. Ignace in Straits State Park, just west of I-75 off U.S. 2. A Michigan State Parks Vehicle Permit is required for entrance to the park.