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Colonial Michilimackinac

102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

I remember going here decades ago and I didn't think much of it but times have changed and so has this fort!!! We enjoyed our time here. They have guides who are well informed and in period costumes. This is a well done executed attraction....More

1  Thank Char1144
Reviewed October 20, 2016

My sister and I were in town for 2016's Fort Freight event and we took advantage of seeing the Fort at night. The weather wasn't very cooperative (extreme cold wind for that Saturday night) but we were somewhat sheltered inside the fort (but not by...More

1  Thank Bianca H
Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a nice way to get some history of the area and do a self-guided tour at your own pace. You can spend anywhere from 1 to 4 hours here depending on how much you really want to read and look at the details...More

Thank jimv961
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Had a great time this summer visiting Mackinaw City. While we were there decided to stop in at the Fort. Well worth the time - great volunteer/re-enactors, really interesting presentations.

1  Thank Page A
Reviewed October 15, 2016

This attraction was the best part of our trip to Mackinaw City. You can buy tickets for the light house and the fort together and you have 2 days to use them. The fort was so interesting! its a living museum so people are dressed...More

1  Thank tyley2013
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Perfect mix of spooky and fun! There were areas appropriate for my 2 and 3 year old sons (not too spooky!) as well as areas for my fright seeking 10 year old son! Plus tons of goodies and drinks to enjoy in between! Definitely worth...More

1  Thank vinvinsmama
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Quite a history lesson walking around the Fort, from baking fresh bread to the Musk salute. There is also a cannon firing outside the walls by the water. Each guest can watch a 10 minute story about the fort before you enter, cost is $11....More

1  Thank Nancy K
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were fortunate to be here on the last day they were open for the season and really glad we didn't miss this opportunity. It presents the history of the first settlements of the Indians, followed by the French, English, and Americans. It was primarily...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Colonial Michilimackinac is on the site of Fort Michilimackinac. In visitors center, view informative 13 min movie about fort and area with good explanation of relationship with occupiers of fort and natives before taking a walk to the fort. Period-dressed re-enactors are available to demonstrate...More

Thank 2Runks
Reviewed October 7, 2016

I have a place in the area and have been visited before. It was a good time at fright night. Worth a visit anytime that it's open.

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Pam M
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Response from 4williams5 | Reviewed this property |
We also did the $75 family pass and for us the option worked great as we stayed over several days and could take in different sites throughout our stay.