It turns out that Michigan's oldest city is older than America itself.

When it comes to the history of the United States, we can date that back to July 4th, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Giving the United States almost 250 years of history. But did you know that there's a city in Michigan that's older than the United States?

The History of Michigan

When it comes to old, the state of Michigan isn't as old as the United States. Michigan was the 26th territory to become a state, and that didn't happen until January 26th, 1837. That's a whole 61 years after the United States became the United States.

Despite this disparity, Michigan's oldest city is 108 older than the United States, and 169 years older than the state of Michigan itself.

The Oldest City in Michigan

If you're thinking Detroit is Michigan's oldest city, you'd be wrong. It's actually Sault Ste. Marie.

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Sault Ste. Marie first became a city in 1668, which means there is a whole lot of history to check out; a whole 356 years of it, to be exact!

Things to Do in Sault Ste. Marie

If you want to take a Pure Michigan road trip to the Upper Peninsula, here are some of the cool, historic things you can check out in Sault Ste. Marie.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Fall colors at Tahquamenon Falls

The falls are absolutely stunning. Be sure to check out the Upper and Lower Falls.

Sault Ste Marie International Bridge

Photo Courtesy of Google Streetview
Photo Courtesy of Google Streetview

Check out one of the bridges that connects Michigan to Canada.

Museum Ship Valley Camp

Photo Courtesy of Google Streetview
Photo Courtesy of Google Streetview

This ship museum contains some of the wreckage from the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Soo Locks

The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Seeing ships pass through the locks is quite the sight to see.

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