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“Knowledgeable Staff” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island, MI
(906) 847-3328
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
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Owner description: Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.
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“Knowledgeable Staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We tend to stop at many forts as we travel. This one has a great view but not a strong sense of the past. The youngish staff portrayed soldiers with enthusiasm and knowledge. Camera buffs will love the harbor views.

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“As expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

First, I really do like historical sites. But there is little to set it apart from others to make it extraordinary. We saw the cannon demonstration and the rifle demonstration. We walked through many buildings with original furnishings etc inside which I do enjoy comparing to what we have now. It is possible that there would be more to report enthusiastically about but the power was out while we were there so none of the audio-visual displays worked. Would I take a friend there on a future visit? Yes.

Visited October 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“History at its Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This fort tells the story of the Native Americans, French fur traders and British soldiers from a time long ago. These stories added to my knowledge of that period in history and was a welcome addition to our tour of Mackinac Island.

Visited October 2012
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“ENjoy the Fort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Love the Fort, we take it in on every visit. And the Tea room over looking the lake is a great place for lunch!

Visited September 2012
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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“Amazingly preserved historical site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We braved low temperatures and blustery conditions to tour this fort, and it was well worth the effort. The buildings and artifacts are in amazing condition; it's obvious that a lot of pride goes into its preservation. A young uniformed "soldier" gave a brief tour and he and another "soldier" demonstrated rifle and cannon firing. It would be easy to spend several hours here in friendlier weather.

Visited October 2012
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