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Mackinac Island history!

Another wonderful place to learn more of the history of the island. The actors/docents were great... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Salisbury, North Carolina
part of a lager tour

Nice historic house, parts of the house date back to 1780. The plaque says that it is probably the... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Hamilton, Canada
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The Biddle House was originally constructed in about 1780. It was purchased by the Biddle family in the 1831, although they had likely been renting the property since about 1822. Edward Biddle was from a prominent East Coast family and took up...more
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Market Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Another wonderful place to learn more of the history of the island. The actors/docents were great with their knowledge and delivery. Lots of history in this house!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Nice historic house, parts of the house date back to 1780. The plaque says that it is probably the oldest house on Mackinac Island . It is built in the Quebec rural style. Great visit to a great historical house.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CKTA
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The re-enactors were very knowledgeable and friendly! This house provided nice insight as to what life was like on the island during the fur trade era.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This was a good depiction of life on Mackinac. The actor was well versed in the history and made it very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Accessed with your ticket from Fort Mackinac. It is the oldest house in MI. Be sure to note the height of the interior doorways. The re enactor in the house was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

A step back in time with a history lesson from versed docents. Docents were well educated about their building and time period. They were friendly and welcomed questions and conversations. We enjoyed our trip to the fort along with visiting the historical buildings.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Admittance to the house comes with a fort ticket. Well worth the price! The actors are very knowledgeable and very similar to colonial Williamsburg. Make sure to visit the old buildings that come with the fort ticket.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

One of my favorite things about the Island is that it is full of history, and this place is a big part of it. It is a must visit at least one time to say you did.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Allen B
MSHP, Public Relations Manager at Biddle House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Hi Allen, Thank you for taking the time to review. I'm glad you enjoy the history offered at our historic sites and on Mackinac Island, and am very pleased to hear you enjoyed the Biddle House. I'm curious as to why you only rated it...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018

The young lady in the kitchen was very in to the part, and provided a nice dissertation on life in the 1800's. She had the young girls in the room assisting her in making apple sauce. The young lady in the blacksmith shop was making...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rob1SG
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Neat place to look back in time. Lots of information and very informative. Would recommend a visit to this house.

Date of experience: June 2018
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