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Fort Mackinac

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great fort

The long walk up the steep incline is well worth it. The history is everywhere in the fort. Tour... read more

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Hamilton, Canada
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This is always a favorite! I love the re-enactments. This is the perfect place to take the kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Traverse City, Michigan
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It's a different time inside the stately stone walls of Fort Mackinac. The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining...more
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7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5155
+1 906-847-3328
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Reviewed yesterday

The long walk up the steep incline is well worth it. The history is everywhere in the fort. Tour all of the buildings and try to imagine what it would have been like to be stationed here. The views are incredible. don't miss it !!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is always a favorite! I love the re-enactments. This is the perfect place to take the kids. Everyone can learn some vital history to our sweet Northern Michigan Island!

Thank shaunie1972
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort is a must see, not only for the view of the harbor below, but also to tour the buildings with wonderful displays, and learn the history of the fort and the Mackinac Island. Oh, and did I mention the incredible view?! Also, have...More

Thank grogie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Fort Mackinac is very well worth the stiff entrance fee of $13. The different exhibitions tell impressively the history of the place and give insight into the live of soldiers and officers during its time. The fort is well restored and shows its layout...More

Thank Dieteroswald
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Fort had a lot of interesting information and historic items. The view of Lake Huron is beautiful from the Fort. When walking up the incline from the harbor, plan on getting a workout. But the view is spectacular. They offer demonstrations of firing weapons....More

1  Thank Jean B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of the afternoon at the fort. It was beautiful weather when we were there and we could take our little dog with us on a leash. This is very important for us as he always travels with us. The fort has beautiful...More

2  Thank fcreamer5
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s quite the long steep pathway to walk but well worth it for the views. There’s quite a history of the island we were unaware of glad we took the time to learn about it.

Thank bhquiltz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is one of those not- to -be- missed things that make Mackinac Island unique. There were some moving mannequins that were kind of creepy ( one child was scared of them) but the storyline was interesting and the facts compelling. The more up...More

1  Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a gloomy fall day while visiting the island. My kids (ages 9 & 10) enjoyed it for a while. We all loved checking out all of the buildings and learning the history. The view from the Fort is amazing, lots of great...More

Thank natys_mommy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we got to the Art Museum at 3:59 on Sept. 23, we were denied entry. When we bought the ticket to the Fort, we were told the ticket was also good for the Art Museum that closed at 4:30. But when we got...More

1  Thank maureenliebenson
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July 27, 2018|
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Response from Mackinac State H | Property representative |
Hello, Mackinac Island is serviced by two ferry companies - Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry and Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry. I would recommend heading to the website of either company for more information. Thank you!
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Mackinac State H | Property representative |
Hello, Fort Mackinac is definitely pet friendly. We just ask that pets are kept on a leash, and that pet owners are aware that Fort Mackinac has loud sounds (cannon and rifle firings) that can frighten some animals. Thank... More
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.