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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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Love the costumed performers!

Wonderful interpretation of a historic landmark. Very friendly and helpful staff explaning the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Omaha, Nebraska
Great history information

We loved this attraction. It is amazingly that this has remained standing and maintained so well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lincoln, Illinois
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Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful interpretation of a historic landmark. Very friendly and helpful staff explaning the history of the fort. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts at every corner being helpful and doing good deeds! Beautiful vistas! Hint - take the carriage ride from town first. Get off the...More

Thank Nomad062_10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved this attraction. It is amazingly that this has remained standing and maintained so well for many years. The views from the fort are certainly some of the best on the island. Very rich in history of the island. This is definitely a must...More

Thank Sks1251
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the best experience of the island. Lots of preserved buildings with good interpretive signage. A steep climb up a hill will discourage all but the die hard history fans. If you visit the island make the Fort your primary destination. The kids in...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the first ferry out of St. Ignace and made it to the island in time to see the 9:30 am flag raising at the fort and all over the island. Groups of boy scouts marched down the hill from the fort and peeled...More

Thank Kirk K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed touring Fort Mackinac. It's a more modern Fort, and it's history is very interesting. The rifle and canon demonstrations were cool. We liked the fort over in Mackinaw City a little better. Do both if you can.

Thank ohiohockeyguy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed the lesson in weaponry from 3 musket/rifle men of different eras. They actually shot them (blanks) and had we stayed, could've experienced a cannon shot.

Thank RandyWall
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Tea Room Restaurant gets 5 stars and the view is worth the admission price to the fort. The fort is now a State Park and is well maintained and looks great. I was not impressed with historical information provided and some buildings were merely...More

Thank GinNBerry
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised by our visit to For Mac. We have visited similar historic places, but this was extremely interesting to us. We got off on our Carriage Ride and spent 3 hours visiting the Fort. We booked our timing, so we could have...More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I remember coming here as a young boy being excited about seeing the Fort and I recall bringing my young children to the Fort. It was always a highlight of Mackinac Island. Going as a grandfather (without the grandkids) it was less exciting, but the...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you come to Mackinac Island, plan on visiting the fort! It is extremely informative, well laid out as far as a self guided tour of the important role of the fort as well as how life was for soldiers and families who called the...More

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July 19, 2017|
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
September 10, 2016|
Response from TravelTheMost |
It is only from early May until mid October each year, usually. The hill is steep and can be accessed by walking or from the north side by walking, biking, or carriage.