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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“original fort” (16 reviews)
102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

The presenters were full of information on the period, dressed in period clothing. There is a musket firing, a cannon firing, tours, presentations, an actual excavation, and many artifacts on exhibit. You will be amazed if you love history.

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Really well done. The staff really tries hard to make things historically correct. You can move through quickly or spend a lot of time learning. Individual choices easily made.

Thank tlwintc
Reviewed June 14, 2016

I took my 3rd class here for a field trip. It was easy to book and the staff were so easy and friendly in which to work. The venue was hands-on and kept my students' interest. There was so much to do; it kept an...More

1  Thank Crystal M
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I've been here quite a few times in my life. The last visit was for Halloween, which was more enjoyable than expected. I was sad to see how much of the fort was already closed down, but it was still a nice "spooky" night.

Thank MrWizard54
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Fort Michilimackinac is a great experience for the history buff as well as children. The actors were all in character and were very knowledgeable in the subject matter. I asked about the bread they were making, and about the cooked bread. A British redcoat came...More

1  Thank Thumblewort
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We had no idea what a delight this would be! The premise is a great idea! Showing the actual archeology with exhibits showing the history and artifacts found. We especially enjoyed interacting with the "cast" dressed in period costume. They were knowledgeable and fun to...More

Thank lynn s
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours at the fort on a Saturday afternoon. This is a very interesting place. I was very impressed with the knowledge of the staff who were in period costumes. We saw the Tea serving demonstrating, gardening, soldier talks, and many...More

Thank M R
Reviewed June 11, 2016

If you are a history buff this is a good place for you I was amazed with this fort and all that they had here There are people in costumes walking around and answering any questions that you might have great time

1  Thank Rickie D
Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a great place to spend the afternoon. My kids were a bit hesitant at first but they ended up loving it. Everything from cannon firings to costumed period guides, it was a great experience. I would highly recommend this place.

1  Thank Christopher V
Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is SO great for history buffs and anyone interested in the past history of Michigan....I just was amazed at what was there and what the guide had to say about what had happened there two centuries ago....and the buildings that were there....I was just...More

Thank bonnie 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.