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Address: Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: (906) 847-3328
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Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and...

Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.

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History and Fun

History comes to life with excellent docents in period costume. Interactive exhibits are fun for all ages. Extraordinary views of the harbor. Challenging climb to the entrance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kimberlee M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

History comes to life with excellent docents in period costume. Interactive exhibits are fun for all ages. Extraordinary views of the harbor. Challenging climb to the entrance. Good restroom facilities. The restaurant is owned by the Grand Hotel and very expensive, not affordable for most families. Small concessions stand also from the Grand Hotel, expensive but within reach.

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Washington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you approach the island, two building catch your eye, one the Grand Hotel the other this fort. Very educational. Well worth the journey up the hill.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see on the island. Perfectly maintained to its historic glory, this is a nice break from the fudge and t-shirt shops on main street. We spend a good 2 hours going through the numerous buildings after we got off of the island carriage tour. I can't imagine going to the island and not visiting this site.... More 

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Thank monnie377
East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have toured the fort before, many years ago. Had lunch for the first time in the restaurant. Great view of the island and water, and service was first-rate. You have to pay admission to the fort to get to the restaurant, so only go on a clear day when the view will be worth it.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a well preserved and presented fort. It catches your eye while sailing into port. Well marked and accessible. Great to see history from a military family stand point.

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Where the War of 1812 began. An educational and remarkable facility for the entire family. Views of Lake Huron are stunning.

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Thank VermontStrong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The buildings are interesting and historic. There are interpretors in historic dress to answer questions. There are several enactments and programs that are presented on the parade grounds. While we were there, there was a courtmartial, a presentation of 18th century music, and audience participation on marching drills. The only problem was the heat that day, but in August what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's like stepping back in time. Really enjoyed the cannon and rifle firing. The video was very informative and interesting.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been here a bunch of time before and I was playing tour guide to my companion. The history of the fort is new and surprising for most people. The re-enactors are great, knowledgable an friendly. I think for most people its well-worth a 90 minute visit.

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Thank Mark H
Ionia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the carriage ride to the fort. We got to see the canon get shot off as well as the rifle shootings. My son and I went into every building and read everything we could to learn more about the fort and the battles etc Worth the fee. The views from the fort are amazing too! The Grand Hotel... More 

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