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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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I would highly recommend making this a stop on your Mackinaw trip. They go into great detail to make sure that everything is historically accurate. But make sure you carve out a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Dundee, Michigan
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Dundee, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend making this a stop on your Mackinaw trip. They go into great detail to make sure that everything is historically accurate. But make sure you carve out a lot of time to go here, as there is a lot to see.

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Warren, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

There are three ferry companies that offer service to Mackinac Island 1)Shepler, 2)Star Line, & 3)Arnold. Being on a budget we wanted to go with Arnold as they were the cheapest, unfortunately they were not open yet and I was told that they are in severe financial difficulty. Star Line was the next up and being it was the least... More 

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SURPRISE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

History took place here, British soldiers, Indians, settlers, traders from many areas passed through this fort and the history of Mackinaw is tied to this place. Rein-actors bring to life what it was like to live in early Michigan's past.

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Canada
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282 reviews 282 reviews
239 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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