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Colonial Michilimackinac

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102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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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.
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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"
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"costumed interpreters"
in 22 reviews
"archaeological dig"
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"fur trading"
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"living history"
in 18 reviews
"reconstructed fort"
in 10 reviews
"native american"
in 11 reviews
"great history lesson"
in 11 reviews
"learn something"
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"walking tour"
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"fort mackinac"
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"ask questions"
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"michigan history"
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"great place to visit"
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"live demonstrations"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Years ago my wife and I visited the Fort with our children. Last month we had the opportunity to again visit with our children and now two grandchildren. The Fort continues to be simply a great visit. The exhibitions have been modernized and provide a...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

An easy location to find, literally right beneath the south end of the Mackinac bridge, you take the ”last exit before the bridge fare” when driving north and you run right into it. Parking was easy right outside the visitor's center in a fairly large...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

They continue to improve and evolve. Continual archaeological digging. Friendly re-enactors. Lovely gardens. Bought combo ticket online via a local radio station, which saved money. Pet Friendly. Lovely gardens with period plants. (I only wished they were labeled).

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Great historical stop, continue to grow and evolve. Friendly re-enactors. Pet friendly. Lovely gardens.

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Another excellent stop alng the Mackinaw Trails! Go back in time to see what a day looked like back then. From start to finish a wonderful experience for all as each fort player walks you through a particular job or assignment each person or solider...More

1  Thank Scott H
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

If your in the area, this is a must see. You learn the history of the fort and how hard it was living there. Lots of history here. Lots of souvenirs also. If you go to the island, there is the fort to see there...More

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

It has been probably 20+ years since I have been here. We purchased tickets online, save a few dollars. Spent nearly a full day in the fort. The demonstrations and interpreters were so much better than my last visit. Exhibits have improved a lot with...More

1  Thank DogsandDragons
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

This is a MUST SEE. We spent a few hours there. This fort experience is even better than the fort on the island; which is also a very cool experience.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Very interesting experience. I was really impressed with the volunteers who were so knowledgeable about exhibits and were all in period clothing.

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

This fort had some great information, and lively stories to share about Michigan history, pre-America. It was very interesting to hear the story of trappers and trading from Canada to what we now know as Michigan. Some people working there are dressed in the era...More

1  Thank Claudine F
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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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