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A very nice museum telling the history of the island. Instead of establishing an entrance fee, they simply ask for a small donation that you decide is fair. The volunteer at the front desk was a life-long island resident and was quite knowledgable about the...More
Once the center of John Jacob Astor's fur-trading business, the Robert Stuart House is now a museum. That would be fine, but you are "kindly asked" to make a donation for the privilege of going through the museum. I find that to be tacky.
Staffed by a less than enthusiastic "greeter" who informed us that a donation was required it was still an interesting stop. Lots of models of various buildings can be found on the second floor and lots of interesting artifacts throughout along with a great walk...More
Just loved strolling thru this house. Attendant was very friendly and knowledgeable. She answered all our questions, and suggested other stops for us. The home and outside area was very well maintained. Suggested you all take time to visit.
Very interesting history of Mackinac Island. The docent has lived on the island most of her life and has many stories about life on an island with a population of around 500 people and NO automobiles, except for a police SUV and an ambulance.