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Fort Mackinac

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Address: , Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: (906) 847-3328
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Description: 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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Interesting for everyone

Rifle and cannon demonstrations, knowledgeable docents, and interesting displays all make this fort well worth the visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Central PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Rifle and cannon demonstrations, knowledgeable docents, and interesting displays all make this fort well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit, as long as you set your expectation levels to medium. The responsibly of manning the Fort has fallen on volunteer shoulders and that translate to Boy Scout, Girl Scout and other Troops. You come expecting something a bit more authentic in nature for reenacting, but I do give them credit for keeping the Fort alive and doing... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this Fort after touring the Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City..for us we thought this one lacked a bit when compared to that one... I think much of it was due to the guides and docents who worked there.. There were way more of them at Fort Michilimackinac than this one.. However the views from within this fort are... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The fort has hourly performances of either musket firings, bugler and fife, singing and audience-participation dancing. Fun for the whole family. The buildings have been well-maintained and have lots of placards with interesting tidbits to read. Great view of the harbor. Admission is $11 for adults.

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Schaumburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A visit to Mackinaw would not be complete without a visit to this fort. We have seen many forts all over the world. This is one of the best ! The staff were very informative and willing to ask questions. We enjoyed the boy scouts who were present to assist the staff at the fort. You need to visit this... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Gorgeous view. Renactments. Supports the state park. Cafe over looking the town below. What's not to like?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visit the Fort each time we come to Mackinac Island. Love the photos, statues, reenactments, building tours, dress up stations, canons, hands on experience, relics and so much more! Definitely worth the price but it consumes a lot of your time on the island simply because there are so many things to look at and read about. My only... More 

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Detroit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Fort Mackinac with our two boys (8,13) during a recent visit. The staff was very friendly and answered all of our questions regarding historical information about the fort. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Centrally located over the town of Mackinac, the historic fort is also a first rate historic site worth a full afternoon's visit. The steady schedule of activities, delivered by costumed staff were informative and charming.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The Fort has lots of interesting places for children to interact with the past. There's a hands on children's building, this is where we spent a lot of time. Dress up area, picture ops..very cute. We also were invited by the soldiers to take part in a marching lesson! We all had a nice visit.

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