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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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The fort was worth seeing for an hour or two. The tour guides are very good . It is really a great glimpse into the past and a part of history. It was a pleasant surprise to me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The fort was worth seeing for an hour or two. The tour guides are very good . It is really a great glimpse into the past and a part of history. It was a pleasant surprise to me that I enjoyed it so much. Great views from the fort also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed visiting Fort Mackinac. History came alive. Soldiers marching, firing guns, and firing canons was very invigorating. The buildings and displays were very interesting and informative about the war of 1812. We both felt as if we were living in the era.

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Kankakee, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Building have been restored. Some have animatronic people, some are empty, some are furnished, some have good information. The interpreters make history come alive. The view is worth the price of admission.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was nice to have the admission to this attraction included in our stay at the Grand Hotel. Lots of history to be learned here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A bit of interesting history with amazing views of the lake. . Downfall is the cost of entry and the few options in the souvenir shop.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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81 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There are many buildings with displays depicting life on the fort through the years. Outstanding views, easy to relive history. Make sure to experience the cannon firing.

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Decatur, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this is a wonderful historical excursion. The time we visited Mackinac Island, we happened to be there when they were performing a live Revolutionary War skit out doors. I was so very impressed. It seems no one even knows anything about the Revolutionary way - especially people under 40. It was a pleasure. The actors were just great and very... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited the fort in the rain. Fortunately we were able to move building to building without getting drenched. There is a nice overview of the history of the fort

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Anaheim Hills, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It is a bit of a walk up from the dock area but the view is worth it. In various areas there are notes about the history of the Fort including that it was lost to the British in the War of 1812 and not given back to the U.S. until the end of the war. It is interesting to... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very interesting fort from the Revolutionary War Days. Loved the musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

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