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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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Well kept centerpiece of Mackinac Island. A fascinating historical gem.

It can hardly be missed, the large whitewashed fort up on the bluffs above Marquette Park. As you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
cool part of history

It was very interesting learning about the history of Fort Mackinac. There are scheduled... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.
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Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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Reviewed yesterday

It can hardly be missed, the large whitewashed fort up on the bluffs above Marquette Park. As you pull into the harbor on the ferry, the imposing bulk rises above the town. Built by the British in 1780, it kept watch through the revolutionary war...More

Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed yesterday

It was very interesting learning about the history of Fort Mackinac. There are scheduled reenactments. It can get crowded as the buildings are small. There were girl scouts throughout the grounds I believe were available to help out yet we never spoke to one.

Thank Noy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved all the history and hands on exhibits. The fort had multiple reenactments that really took you back in time. There was also a pretty restaurant overlooking the Strait.

Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really didn't know that the first battle of the French and Indian War was there. Not much for us to be proud of. Many actors there to demonstrate was life was like there. Make sure you eat lunch at the tea room for the...More

Thank JSOColumbus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday afternoon 7 of us four adults and three teenagers. It was like we traveled back in time. Seeing how people used to do things the hard way. The fort kept three teenagers attention for the afternoon, there's something to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This park is very well done. They have reenactors and costume that do programs pretty much every half hour. There are areas of stairs so I would not call this super stroller-friendly but they do have ways to get around without using stairs. Most of...More

Thank Travelingw6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have visited the Island many times but have never visited the Fort. It was very neat. Saw them shoot the cannon and lots of great history shared throughout. And awesome view of the island and lake!!

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Fort and the restaurant, the tea room view is priceless. We had a great lunch while overlooking the marina and island. Definitely recommend.

Thank VinMan4507
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are a lot of stairs and hills to climb to get to the fort and even more once you pay to go in. The staff gives great performances and reenactments. They know the history and can answer all your questions.

Thank jerseygirl74
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A trip through the Fort takes you back in time. Its easy to become immersed in the history. I have been here many times and always find something new with each visit.

Thank scottp1953
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August 4, 2017|
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Response from Gerald H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It closes October 8, based on the website.
July 19, 2017|
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Response from ohiohockeyguy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an admission fee. You can find more info on their Web site. If you plan to visit multiple sites, you may benefit from buying the Mackinac Family Heritage Pass. It's $85, but it gets 2 adults and all... More
April 1, 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There are no stairs upon arrival at Fort Mackinac from the Avenue of Flags entrance (where you'll arrive from the Carriage Tour). There is an elevator available at the Soldier's Barracks upon... More