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Fort Mackinac

Address: Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: (906) 847-3328
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great views from the fort, enjoyed the gun and cannon demonstrations, renovated historic buildings & interesting displays & videos. Eat lunch or snack at Tea Room on front cliffside w/yellow umbrellas (enter from inside front of fort), ***PRETTIEST YUMMIEST MILKSHAKES--have to ask, not on menu! NOTE: there is a steep walk up the front + stairs or steep walk up... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great experience of a historical aspect of the island. The fort affords some very gorgeous views of the island. The staff are dressed in the uniforms of the time, and give tours of the various buildings and their historical uses. There is also a tea room - the service is average, but you will probably be a bit hungry after... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took a horse-drawn carriage tour of the island, which took us to Fort Mackinac on top of the hill! It was a wonderful visit, historically intriguing, and we had lunch seated outside the restaurant there overlooking the lake and the town below. It was a wonderful experience. We were able to obtain accommodations at Haan's 1830 Inn on the... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you're visiting Mackinac Island you can't forget to check out Fort Mackinac. It has the coolest backstory and history. It also has great views of the island. I had a great time visiting Fort Mackinac.

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Morton Grove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We go to the island every other year and the kids love the experience of the Fort. From the firing of the cannon, to the tour guides and interactive attractions. Always a good time. 3 years ago, we were on the Island and ran into the Harlem Globetrotters in August who were on the Island for a charity game and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We enjoyed our trip to the fort. It's clearly one of the highlights of the island. The views from fort are gorgeous, and if you enter from the front gate, the pathway up to the fort itself had beautiful views. The interpreters were all friendly and helpful, and the it's fascinating to go through the historic structures. When we were... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There are so many things that can be learned about the Fort and how things were for people during the era. It was interesting to learn about how medicine was practiced back in that time. This is a great Michigan treasure and if you have children, it is something that they need to experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The view from the Fort is very scenic, but I suppose if I had to do it again I would stay along the lake shore and explore things there more.

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The view was unbelievable of the harbor! The kids enjoyed exploring all of the buildings. We watched a reenactment of soldiers marching and loading and firing muskets. It was done well enough that our children explain how to do it to a museum employee at another stop on our trip. Much to all of our amazement. Must see on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I really liked it. The cannon and musket firings are cool. The tours were nice. The buildings are interesting.

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