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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
Owner description: Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.

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Waterford, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Dousman, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

just okay nothing very interesting. maybe a couple of tour guides to help explain significance of fort.

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Lansing, Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is an excellent historical site. The demonstrations are well done, and the people very interesting to talk to. It gives a good sense of what life was like here at the time.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Been visiting the island every year but never had the chance to visit the fort itself until last month. It was a very good learning experience. Got to know and experience how it really was living in 1812 with all the preserved furnitures and chinawares our forefathers had in their houses and buildings . Had the chance to see demo... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have visited the island many times but never visited the Fort. I learned so much about the strategic location and the importance of this fort in the War of 1812. The grounds are well kept. The cannon and rifle demonstrations were well done. Families with children especially seemed to like this. The buildings within the fort portray living in... More 

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Panama City
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5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a great fort to visit. We wanted to visit for Michilimackinac before, but did not have time. They are connected so if you get a chance to go to both give it a whirl. The fort was cool to walk around, and the best part was the mini-museum exhibit that told the history of the island from pre-Anglican... More 

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Tamarac, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The fort is interesting for children and adults. Every hour there are soldiers in period dress that recite some history and shoot their guns and a canon. There is also a cafe from Grand Hotel on the premises for a bite to eat.

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