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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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What a great piece of history...must stop when you go to the island. A nice surprise . Educational and interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Phyl S
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Michigan
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Michigan
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great piece of history...must stop when you go to the island. A nice surprise . Educational and interesting.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Steep climb to the fort. Just take it slow and enjoy the views on the way up. In addition to the well marked historic buildings, there are authentically dressed guides that demonstrate a cannon blast and gun salutes. Beyond the history, the views of the lake, lighthouse and land portion of the island are unparalleled. Photo ops will be memorable.

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Thank Libertyvillian
Bear, Delaware
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view from the top of the Fort is so beautiful. They have soldiers there dressed up in uniforms who will shoot the cannons and rifles . They are very knowledgeable about the Fort. I enjoy listening to the stories they tell This last trip two of them were singing Wonderful !

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An unexpected bonus on our Mackinac Island visit. Well presented, historic information on a Fort that has been involved in our nation's history for over 200 years. As least an hour, if not more, should be devoted to going through the buildings.

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Thank Bill S
Stoutsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can only buy so many souvenirs and pounds of fudge. Take a break from all that and learn a little history and have a great lunch at Fort Mackinac. The walk up the hill is worth it as well as the entrance fee.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This historic site is worth a visit. Some of the sites have period dressed actors. Some of the sites have automotron story tellers. A nice morning site seeing tour.

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Birchwood, Tennessee, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saved a tour of the Fort until our last day on the island. It was better than expected. There are so many buildings to tour and they have done a wonderful job of putting up displays, sometimes sound effects, visual projections, a film - all of it to make it come alive for the viewers. Wonderful job. Cannons were... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They do a very good job educating you about the history in an entertaining way. They shoot a cannon every day, and perform rifle presentations daily. It is awesome that they alternate girl and boyscouts to help each week wtih the tourists.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reenactments are terrific, even after peak season they fire off the cannon and shoot the vintage rifles, and one of the soldiers has learned the fife and you'll hear him playing. Interesting to view all of the historical buildings. Also great views out over the town and harbor!

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Thank SK1Tallahassee
Huntsville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go in the many historical buildings, with detailed information and videos. Enjoy the re-enactments and cannon firings. Fort Mackinac is one of the best forts that we have visited. Don't miss it!

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