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Colonial Michilimackinac

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Address: 102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
Phone Number: 231 436 4100
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The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians,...

The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.

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Not unlike the forts on the island, this is a true piece of history. Nice gift shop. Great views of the bridge from here too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Katherine D
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Montrose, Michigan
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Montrose, Michigan
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not unlike the forts on the island, this is a true piece of history. Nice gift shop. Great views of the bridge from here too!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reenactors are wonderful, making the history come to life for our son and us! We all learned a lot about the fort - including my husband, who is a history buff! This is well worth the stop. Take the time to slow down and immerse yourself in the past!

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Wyoming, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent for colonial artifacts. Lots of activities during different parts of year. Mackinaw in May is wonderful. Try going when the lilacs are in bloom.

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Houghton Lake, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here first thing in the morning and spent about 2 hours touring the buildings. They recommend you visit each building in numerical order according to the map. There are guides at each location role playing and they do a fantastic job. My kids are 5 and 9 and they enjoyed asking questions and learning about life back in... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Knowledgeable actors in period costumes make this trip through time worthwhile. In addition, there is an active archeological dig and a fifteen minute video that provides an excellent background for visitors. Veterans get a 15% discount on admission.

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Celina, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty neat, hadnt been to something like that in a while. On going archaeological dig was interesting. Great views of the bridge.

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1 Thank tendimes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Informative and well done historical site. So much history is preserved and told in this site. Many of the building have "basements" that have additional historical artifacts. The staff interpreters were great and shared a tremendous of additional information. Well done!

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Colonial Michilimackinac is part of the Mackniaw State Historic Park group. If you will be visiting for 2 days, with your family, the cheap route to go ticket wise is to buy the Family Heritage Pass for $75. This is a HUGE VALUE. It includes unlimited admission to all parks for up to two adults and all dependent children or... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stop here every time we go to the UP. The kids love it, its beautiful, nice little walk by Lake Huron.

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Midland, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family has roots in the Mackinaw City area, where three young brothers played at the site of the fort before it was restored and opened to visitors. They still love going there with the grandchildren to explore and share Michigan's history. Always seems to be new discoveries and bits of information. Also fun experiencing an archeological dig, up close... More 

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