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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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If you enjoy history, particularly military history this is the place for you. We all enjoyed... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2016
Becky L
Lockport, Illinois
Worth the admission

They did an outstanding job with this fort. Worth the $$ admission. Inside you can walk around... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2016
Macomb, Michigan, United States
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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 July 9, 2016

If you enjoy history, particularly military history this is the place for you. We all enjoyed walking around, taking in the views, good displays and interesting demonstrations. The "soldiers" walking around were very helpful and informative and if you have time watch a canon demonstration.

Thank Becky L
Reviewed July 9, 2016

They did an outstanding job with this fort. Worth the $$ admission. Inside you can walk around and see all of the buildings but then they also do different shows every 1/2 hr. My kids loved the shooting off of the cannon. With this paid...More

Thank Tigerfan0_0_12
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Great place for some nice pics. I enjoyed our stop very much. There was a clean restroom available. The only thing I could possibly offer is that they could use a few more benches for those of us who have trouble walking or standing. However,...More

Thank ddlapan
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We spent about 3 hours touring the various buildings (don't miss the jail cell!), watching a film, and watching a court martial re-enactment. One of the best views on the island!

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We really enjoyed the fort. It's worth the hike up the hill! The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tours, the cannon firing and the VIEW!!!!!

Thank Prrrrl
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We love history and at the Fort Mackinac, you feel propelled back to the 1800's. The Fort is majestic and stands the test of time. We were lucky to be there when the Girl Scouts were there to help us find our way around and...More

Thank michganm0m
Reviewed July 7, 2016

The hike up the hill was short and beautiful. The little gift shop had lots of little souvenirs. The presentations and tours are led by people who you can tell love their job. They were very entertaining and engaging. I didn't stop at the tea...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Loved hearing all the history and walking around the Fort grounds, stayed for the cannon firing and the view from up there is awesome

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We took the starline cruise discounted package which comprised the fort mackinac ticket as well. You can spend atleast 3 hours in the fort. The show put together was fascinating. They included the public and it was even more fun.

Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The fort has historical significance dating back to the Revolutionary War. Built by the British. The fort offers a spectacular view of the Mackinac harbor and has a beautiful tea Patio for light snacks. Cannons are fired off periodically throughout the day. The fort is...More

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August 4, 2017|
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Response from Gerald H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It closes October 8, based on the website.
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