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Address: Mackinac Island, MI
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Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and...

Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.

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Fort Mackinac is a must see when visiting the island.

See how the soldiers and their families lived while stationed at the fort. See a cannon firing demonstration and reenactors in period clothing fire rifles. Excellent views of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Monclova, Ohio
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Monclova, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

See how the soldiers and their families lived while stationed at the fort. See a cannon firing demonstration and reenactors in period clothing fire rifles. Excellent views of the straits from various locations at the fort. Also lunch is served on the patio providing outstanding views while dining. We have visited the fort many times during our annual visit to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have great memories of the Island and the Fort. It was a joy to be able to visit the Fort with them and make memories of our own. The cannon firing is well worth the watch and the staff does a nice job bringing the period to life. Great views from around the Fort. Definitely worth the hike up... More 

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely purchase the combination ticket of the boat and Mackinac State Historic Parks. Trams transported us on this very hot day. Drivers changed with each of the 3 trams we took, which we didn't realize so we ended up tipping several times during our visit. Very nice and informative tram drivers who gave us history. Happened upon re-enactors at several... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic example of period type military fortification with daily presentations on what life in such an outpost was like.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so much fun! And the kids really enjoyed it. There is also a fort on the main land which I would suggest you visit as well. It is a must do when you visit Mackinac Island!

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Trout Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not go on the Island without spending time at the fort! You may walk up the considerable slope to the fort, but better to take a tour of the island by carriage, which will let you off at the end of the tour at the fort and you walk down afterwards. The fort has excellent interpreters and a fantastic... More 

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Henderson, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only did this site give a unique look into history, its position on the bluffs provided a wonderful view of Mackinac Harbor. Excellent restaurant for lunch too. Our waiter took great pains to make sure our dog was comfortable, even bringing him a bowl of ice water.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot to learn at this Fort. It is arranged so you can walk around to the different structures within the Fort, and each structure has exhibits that highlight the history and use of the building. There are also programs set up on a schedule, such as the firing of a cannon that are well worth your time.... More 

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Centreville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grand-Daughter loved it here. Lots of history, Lots of walking, have water with you. Try to take in one of the shows.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perched high on the island, getting to the fort is a bit of a climb but is very worth the effort. Each building is filled with historical artifacts and really brought the fort's early days to life. Reenactments and costumed staff add to the feeling of stepping back in time. While I could have spent half a day here, our... More 

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