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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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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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Ton of history and great fort condition

This fort was well worth admission as it is really well maintained and managed. It has some great views and gives a good understanding of what life was like inside the fort.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Albany NY
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Albany NY
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fort was well worth admission as it is really well maintained and managed. It has some great views and gives a good understanding of what life was like inside the fort.

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Thank Astyrene2
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is my favorite Fort. There is always something they are discovering. We had to become a member because it is the best deal for our family that visits at least 3 times a year. My son loves history and to learn new things. This is the best fort for it. This Island fort is nice but as I said... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Colonial Michilimackinac is a modern reconstruction of a colonial French, and later British, fort on the south shore of the Straits of Mackinaw. The site was abandoned in the 18th century and remained undisturbed until an archaeological dig was begun there in the 1950's. As the digging was completed in each area, the buildings or gardens that had been there... More 

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Thank Eric H
Ferrysburg, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Have always liked history and the Fort does not disappoint. Favorite visit is in October when they have Fright Night there!! Lots of interesting twists and turns ;)

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Thank HeavenHope
Macomb, Michigan
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255 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Lot of history and other things to do around this location. Very good place for a family trip or if your in to history.

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Thank newadventure53
Louisville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I have been to the fort numerous times over the years, so I can tell you it is packed with history. There are actual live demonstrations during the months that the fort is open. During Memorial Day weekend, there is a re-enactment of a skirmish between Native Americans and the French who occupied the fort. It's all very educational.

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Thank Denny R
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This fort is a jewel and well worth the visit. When we first saw it, we were concerned as it looked quite small, but there is a lot of information and things to see in such a small space. Very informative displays, with staff in period costumes who were more than happy to provide historical perspective and answer questions. The... More 

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Thank Frank P
Tybee Island, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Really enjoyed the Fright Night activities. They did a really good job. All the ghost and goblins were fun.

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Thank Kathy M
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This fort was built by the French when Michigan was part of New France. Long before America became a nation, when English colonists clung to a strip of the Atlantic seaboard, the French claimed much of the interior of the continent and set up forts and trading posts like this to defend their land. What is visible today is a... More 

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Thank Insouciant1
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We looked around the fort, they had People in period costume, and gave a firing demonstration! In one of the buildings they have a short film you can watch that will put how things were back then into perspective, and a few displays! It was well worth the cost to get in!

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