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Colonial Michilimackinac

102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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It's a different perspective from the palisade walls. Treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts. Located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac, visitors of all ages can enjoy the unique perspective from the palisade walls. This is Mackinac.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
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"musket firing"
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"re enactors"
in 29 reviews
"costumed interpreters"
in 22 reviews
"archaeological dig"
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"fur trading"
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"living history"
in 18 reviews
"reconstructed fort"
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"native american"
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"great history lesson"
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"learn something"
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"walking tour"
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"fort mackinac"
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"ask questions"
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"interesting place"
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"michigan history"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

Did not know the story of this Fort. Visit this fort before going to the one at Mackinaw Island so that you can follow the story.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing and such a great experience. For only $12 per adult you can watch reenactments, tour the fort and relive history. I would go back!

Thank Kareylynn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I first visited Fort Michilimackinac in the 1960s. Excavation then was in its early stages. Over the years, based on research, the buildings that would have been in the fort have been authentically rebuilt and furnished. There are knowledgeable guides in period costumes explaining life...More

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here with our 9 year old and we loved it. There are tours, re-enactments, and they allow you to explore the entire grounds of the fort—the houses, as well as their excavation sites. Staff is extremely knowledgeable. Very entertaining, would go again!

Thank Lost_my_keys_again
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take time to go on a tour. The docents really help you understand what was going on leading up to the Revolutionary war. Musket firing display was excellent.

Thank Jennifer N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good place to learn about the history of Mackinac city.Was interesting. Lots of things going on here. Clean

Thank Debbi G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good learning experience about the fort we spent about 1 1/2 hours there. Well worth the price of admission

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent about an hour and a half exploring the old fort and found it fascinating and very well preserved and maintained.

Thank Mimi4664
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The interpreters were wonderful, they knew lots of information about their roles and the fort itself. you could see them doing all sorts of different things around the fort, such as, tailoring, doing laundry, cutting wood, and fixing tools. We spent more time there than...More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a historic state park at the north end of Mackinaw City. Admission is $12 adult, $7 child although you can get a small discount if you book online or do a family pass. Once you enter the fort, follow the map as all...More

Thank pasherry
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We bought a family pass for $75. This pass got two adults and six kids into Fort Michilimackinac, Fort Mackinac on the Island, the Lighthouse, and Historic Mill Creek. You will have to do the math. How many people are in... More
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