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Review of Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: It's a different time inside the stately stone walls of Fort Mackinac. The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort. More than just a military outpost, Fort Mackinac served as a home for soldiers and their families and eventually the headquarters for Mackinac National Park, where tourists to the island visited the great fortress on the bluff, much like they do today. This is Mackinac.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

exercise in a healthy happy atmosphere, plus a little history thrown in, make this a great choice and the beauty of the island is one of the best in any state

Thank cmcJaxFl
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Wonderful opportunity to learn about life on the island in the early days. Displays and actors were full of information at your own pace.

Thank acriebe
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We loved the demonstrations, loud, so plug the ears. The views from the fort are great. Especially liked the medical exhibits.

Thank twyleah
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We enjoyed walking around and seeing the fort and all the grounds around it. Our guide was delightful ..always funny..but very alot of knowledge about the area and the fort.

Thank 21Kathy21
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

My husband is quite a history buff so I have been drug to numerous forts over the years. I must say, I loved everything about this one. The exhibits were great. The rein-actors doing the presentations were the best I have ever listened too. And it is so pretty perched atop the town of Mackinac Island. My best fort to date!

Thank GatorPoint
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