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Iconic. 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 everything from military training and battles to medical treatments...more
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The fort is well maintained, affords a great view of the downtown/docks/lake. Gives us an opportunity to see, feel, and understand a little bit how our ancestors lived and died. The re-enactors help make it fun and engages our imagination. Well worth the effort to...More
This is one of the best forts that we have been to. It is well preserved and set-up for a specific time period (1880’s). There are historical re-enactors who provide an overview and context of life at the fort. It also offers good views of...More
A great experience reliving the past history of Fort Mackinaw. The re-enactors were very knowledgeable and gave demonstrations of gun and cannon firing. The builds were self guided and a short video was available as well. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the...More
Great place to visit with family. Fun and educational. The original fort was burned to the ground by the British and relocated to the island. The fort has been reconstructed with the evidence uncovered by archeologist. Re-enactors were very good but not crazy like at...More
If you can make the long trek up the hill to the Fort (or take the horse drawn taxi around to the back entrance), you will be rewarded with a nice historical presentation of life on the Island from after the Civil War. There are...More
The state has done an excellent job at preserving this fort. There were re-enactments of rifle drill and cannon firing. Buildings were well maintained and informative. You leave with a good understanding of Mackinac Island under British and US rule.
Expensive entire visit and a lot more there than you realize-so plan to give it time to take it all in. Area of shooting off canon is too small. My kids were able to squeeze there way into the crowd to view, but that was...More
I agree with all of the other positive reviews and don't want to repeat items already mentioned. Here are a few extra tips.
If you are history buff, who likes to read all of the plaques and really view and interpret the displays, ignore the...More
Warning because this gives me headaches. Buildings are opened to the public with people dressed in period costumes. There are various demonstrations of soldiering during the day. Terrific views of the city, Lake Huron and surrounding areas, as the fort is built up on a...More
Date of experience: July 2019
Mackinac State H, Public Relations Manager at Fort Mackinac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review. The buildings are truly original, dating from 1780-1885. The views might be worth the price of admission alone, but we are also glad you enjoyed the demonstrations and the Tea Room restaurant. We hope to see you...More
Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
Possibly, you'll have to look thru the hotel listings to see availability. It is a popular time of year to visit, so book early. It generally costs a lot more to stay on the island. You can save some money by staying in... More
Possibly, you'll have to look thru the hotel listings to see availability. It is a popular time of year to visit, so book early. It generally costs a lot more to stay on the island. You can save some money by staying in Mackinaw City.
Response from Mackinac State H | Property representative |
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.