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Colonial Michilimackinac

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Address: 102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231 436 4100
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Description: The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians...
The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
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Colonial Michilimackinac was founded in 1715. When I entered this fort, it's as if I had stepped back to time, the 18th century. It was amazed! Everyone knew their job well and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Colonial Michilimackinac was founded in 1715. When I entered this fort, it's as if I had stepped back to time, the 18th century. It was amazed! Everyone knew their job well and explained in details what his or her role was in society. Right at the front of the fort some aboriginals showed how they used to live. There were... More 

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Pleasantville, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This historical site is very informative and well staffed by people who enjoy their work. It's a nice place to roam around ask questions and view history with their demonstrations from the past. No pressure to attend the demonstrations and you can do everything at your leisure . A great gift shop too !!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited for the first time in June. I preferred our visit here to Fort Mackinac on the island, which I wasn't expecting. We arrived about an hour before closing on a weekday, and the woman selling us our tickets marked them so they would be valid for the next day as well. this site is very informative and entertaining,... More 

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Northern Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This year I took my 8 year-old daughter and 10 year-old son to Fort Fright at Fort Michilimackinac and we were not disappointed. There were scary parts for those wishing to be scared and slightly spooky places for those wishing just a tad of fright. We did the "Demon Walk" before dark and it was appropriate for the kiddos, but... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Really nice rebuit fort with people showing how they lived in the fort since 1750. Must see for kids with live musket and cannon firing, this is a living museum.

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Waubaushene, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very impressive. This was a pleasant and unexpected addition to our itinerary. Lots of information presented by excellent interpreters.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My Husband and I visited the fort on a foggy day, but was well worth it. They have many reenactments throughout the day. Everyone was very helpful in answering any questions and it was educational. They explain their part of the fort from that time period. It is very cool that they grow their own veggies and fruit. They even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Liked this better than the fort on Mackinac Island. It had more archeological artifacts. Make time to go to this fort. Would also recommend the lighthouse and the historic saw mill. You can purchase a combo ticket for all three and save money. If you're a vet or active military, be sure to ask for your discount.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very historic and educational. It's great how they show you the "way of life" for settlers back then. Great place to take pics of the Fort, Bridge and Lighthouse

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It has been more than 10 or even 15 years since we brought our children here to experience life the way it was. The fort and the great actors (staff) faithfully recreate life in the late 1600,s to the demise of the fort 150 years later. The reconstruction is excellent. The displays and artifacts are fasinating. Add the rain and... More 

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