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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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There was a lot of history at Fort Mackinac the views were wonderful sets up really high the stairs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Medina, Ohio
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A great place to learn about early American history involving the island. The guides in authentic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gerald H
Norton Shores, Michigan
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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 via mobile

There was a lot of history at Fort Mackinac the views were wonderful sets up really high the stairs are kind of narrow definitely a place to take the family and learn some history

Thank energizermommie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place to learn about early American history involving the island. The guides in authentic costume involve the tourists with a bit of fun...especially the marching demonstration on the parade grounds. Can't miss the movie-good place to get an overall background. And several informative...More

Thank Gerald H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you love history, this is a must. We had a really good time here and even participated in a marching drill which was fun.

Thank Racy419
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The fort was very interesting, all the buildings are original one is the oldest building in Michigan. The girl and Boy Scouts alternate weeks where the work at the fort and answer questions. The people that work there and do the reenactments are really good...More

Thank 135MikeS135
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Fort is a fun visit into the history of the island. I recommend going early in the day because it does require a good bit of walking and can be crowded as the day goes.

Thank Paige F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit Fort Mackinac the second oldest US State Park and we had a great time. There are many demos all day and plenty to read and see. The "Park Service Employees" doubled as soldiers from the war of 1812. We went to...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth doing once. It's not something I would do every time I visit the island or anything- but it's definitely worth crossing off the to-do list on the island and doesn't really take all that long to walk through. It's a neat family...More

Thank Aubrey K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
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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
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.