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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
906-847-3328
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities
Traveler Description: Located on Mackinac Island, built in 1780, Fort Mackinac is set in the Victorian 1880s.  From 1875-95 it was the country's 2nd National Park (after... more »
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My son loved to see the working Fort in action and loved seeing the cannon go off. The have a tea luncheon supplied by the Grand Hote.

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Rochester, MN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The fort showed a lot of information about life and service on the island. The displays were well-maintained and informative. I wish we had gone to the tea room--I saw after we left, that it is well-reviewed.

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Caledonia, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Young and old in our group enjoyed our visit and tour of Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island, July 2014. The Fort is set up as a self-guided tour with plenty of things to do and see. There are also period dressed actors providing information about the Fort and enacting different activities that took place at the Fort when it was... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed ourselves at this fort. There were many buildings to view that depicted life from the past. The fort is very well maintained and well worth the entry fee.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Although the walk up is steep, it's worth the climb. The rooms are well-labelled and the view (and breeze!) is beautiful. When we were there, a few men dressed as soldiers of the period were giving a bunch of tourists marching lessons ... very funny!

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Large fort with multiple scheduled events. Few interpreters throughout exhibit to educate visitors so follow the schedule. We went to Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City the day before and felt it was a much richer experience.

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charlotte, nc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fun, family friendly place. Lots of activities, good food at the Tea Room overlooking the water, admission into many other historical buildings on the island but I wish the pass was good for two days instead of one

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Kingston New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are a few musts on this island and Fort Mackinac is one of them, perhaps the main one if you like history. You can get spectacular pictures up in the Fort or at the bottom of the Fort. In the Fort, however, you will have several small buildings that give you a sense of what it was like to... More

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Robinson, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Costumed characters take you back to the fort's hay day. Reenactments occur at different times and there are historic buildings to explore. Worth the trip.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I really liked this self-guided tour. There are many buildings to wander through and every half hour there is a demonstration of some sort. We saw musicians play and sing, witnessed a musket load and shoot demo and participated in a marching exercise. I was disappointed that the cafe was packed as we were going to eat lunch up there... More

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