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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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Interesting and fun!

Toik my 12 year old and 9 year old to visit during our stay in Mackinaw City. What a great way to step back in time! We spent about 2 to 3 hours exploring the Fort. They have... read more

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Toik my 12 year old and 9 year old to visit during our stay in Mackinaw City. What a great way to step back in time! We spent about 2 to 3 hours exploring the Fort. They have lots of hands on things for kids to do. There a lot of folks on hand dressed in historical attire that are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great afternoon at the fort. There was a lot to see and lots of costumed volunteers to explain and answer questions. There were numerous displays that really brought history to life. Highly recommended!

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Heber Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Colonial Michilimachinac is a revolutionary fort built in the 1700's. The staff dress in period costumes and provide guided tours. You can also do a self-guided tour. There are regularly scheduled musket and cannon firings by staff who offer history lessons about the fort. Restored rooms for the guards, commanding officer, kitchen, priest, chapel, and others are very interesting to... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a really neat place to spend a few hours. You can explore almost every building in the fort. Definitely worth the time. Plus you get some great views of the lake and bridge too.

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Gladwin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautiful view of the bridge. Wasn't hard to find or get back on the main drag. There was places to sit to look at the bridge or listen to the lake.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great if you like history to come alive. the canon was shot and people in uniforms played their parts to our kids delight.

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Newport, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On our UP trip we stopped first to see the sights in Colonial MichiliMackinac. After seeing the lighthouse we went across the park to check out the fort. It was pretty amazing! We were there on a Monday late afternoon, it wasn't busy at all. There were a few people dressed up as settlers living in the fort that gave... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent historic site - they're still doing archeology digs. The costumed interpreters are very knowledgeable and friendly. The buildings are great. Gives a good insight into the fur trading past of the region.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

1st time at this fort, learned alot, never knew that they purposely burned it down to build the one on the island.pretty cool learning how they excavated it and figured out what buildings were where and what they were used for. Even though it's been rebuilt, I had a great time looking the place over and learning about it.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived in Mackinaw City on Tuesday August 16th about 5PM and went directly to the Fort after checking into the hotel. The fort was open until 7PM and we made it in time to see the cannon firing over the lake at 6PM. When purchasing our tickets I received a veterans discount. We passed through the gate to walk... More 

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