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Fort Mackinac

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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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It had been a while since we had visited the fort and we were pleasantly surprised. There had been several additional buildings and displays added. The fort is well maintained and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tai8592
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been a while since we had visited the fort and we were pleasantly surprised. There had been several additional buildings and displays added. The fort is well maintained and a gives a glimpse into what life was like for the soldiers and their families. The view from the fort cannot be beat. A must for anyone interested in... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

History about Michigan along with soldier reenactments. The Fort was awesome and the view from the Fort was breath-taking. A wonderful day spent on Michigan's history.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

nice way to spend afternoon - a little history about Michigan. Reenactments of guns and cannons firing, so kids will love it.

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Davison, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I visited the fort and it was beautiful. We had lunch there and truly enjoyed the view and food. We talked to a young man that was representing military and heard about his story what a wonderful program they have you truly get an idea of what the fort was like when it was running It was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Fort itself offers an interesting glimpse into what it was like to live as a soldier during a war. Our family also took advantage of the related admission to historic houses outside the fort, where we learned about the fascinating GI experiments Dr. William Beaumont conducted on a soldier. Six months later, the preteen and teen remember those stories...

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Thank Laurie D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is one Fort you don't want to miss regardless of age. During the summer they put on a display in the yard with men dressed in the Army uniforms of the old days. Shooting their guns . They also will shoot a canon. from the lower fort.. It is a long walk up hill to the Fort, but well... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Fort Mackinac in September 2015. What a wonderful historic site. We spent a couple of hours in the fort and could have spent more time there. Lots of things to see. The demonstration firings of canons and muskets are really neat. The canon is pretty loud so be prepared. If you have any interest in... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Lot of history here. Great time to tour the fort and grounds, but frankly the whole island is really cool. Not motorized vehicles on the island. Try to take in the early spring lilac festival is possible. Great place for families or couples.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Fort Mackinac is a leading example of how museums can be fun. Other historic sites would benefit from closely examining this model. It is interactive, informative and entertaining for both young and old! There were live reenactments taking place throughout the day and fun & interactive displays. Life-size wax figures wearing real clothes bring history to life as they tell... More 

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Built originally by the British, the fort was turned over to America at the end of the 18th century, only to be captured by the British in the War of 1812. Now firmly in American hands (!!) it is worth the visit for stunning lake views & well-restored buildings, including the Officers Stone Quarters, the oldest building in Michigan. We... More 

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