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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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Historical Fort Mackinac

Enjoyed a walking tour of Fort Mackinac and enjoyed all of the history. The views are fantastic and the staff is very informative and anxious to share.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2016
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Tama, Iowa
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Tama, Iowa
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Enjoyed a walking tour of Fort Mackinac and enjoyed all of the history. The views are fantastic and the staff is very informative and anxious to share.

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Corydon, Indiana
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Found the Fort to be very well preserved with many building from pre-1860. Live demonstrations were nice. Could use s few more park personnel for answering questions, etc... View from Fort is outstanding - overlooking downtown, harbor, and state park area. Very Nice. Fort contains a place to eat called the Tee Room with spectacular views. 1-1.5 hours and you... More 

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Grandville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We visited on a wet Thursday morning. We got there early and were the first people to enter, we had the place all to ourselves for thirty minutes before we saw another visitor. The staff working the entrance were helpful and even took a picture of us. This fort is pretty unique in how it was built and does have... More 

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Thank The_GR_Blade
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Easy to follow map, clean well kept fort with beautiful views. If you have any interest in history this is for you.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I have seen forts before but this one is completely boring. Not worth the money unless you want to go for lunch at the Tea room. Pretty boring.

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MSHP, Public Relations Manager at Fort Mackinac, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Fort Mackinac. We were surprised to hear that you found your visit to be boring, as the fort includes regular live cannon and rifle firing demonstrations, walking tours, and interactive exhibits located in the 14 original structures dating back to the Revolutionary War. Perhaps you missed these programs and exhibits due to unlucky timing, but we hope... More 

Vassar, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This place is so breathtaking! Not only do you get to step back in time, but some of the best pictures can be taken from the view!

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Rockwood, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Not a large fort compared to some we have seen but well preserved and very authentic. Exhibits in most buildings very informative and live reenactments. Allow a couple of ours to take in all the buildings and treat yourself to lunch at the tea room on the patio with the best view on the island.

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Falmouth Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful reenactment of American history. Well orchestrated presentation!! Wonderful explanation of both life on the island, and life in the military at that time. Everyone very helpful and informative!

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Thank travelpair98
Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

There are many facts that I never knew about our great state of Michigan. There is a gift shop and demonstrations every half hour. There are clean bathrooms. We purchased our tickets at the visitor center which got us into the art museum too.

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Wyoming, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Worthwhile to climb the many steps after the long uphill trek to the Fort which provides great views of the islands and the straits. Plain to see why this was such an important location for a fort in the day.

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