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“Very well preserved”
Review of Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We bought a Pure Michigan package, and Fort tickets were included. We went for a couple hours on a Thursday afternoon in early October. We wandered through all of the exhibits on our own, so were able to set our own pace. We aren't history buffs, but were still interested to see all of the buildings and read through the history. The grounds are really well cared for, and it's obvious that the place is well taken care of - even in the off season. Well worth a couple hours visit if for no other reason than the views of the island from the Fort are spectacular.

Thank SarahBoehm
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

we enjoy learning about our country's history when we travel and this fort was an excellent example of life at the time.

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Spent several hours here on a beautiful day. Enjoyed the cannon and rifle demos, and appreciated that the staff were so willing to answer questions and tell us more about the history. Also, we don't have kids, but loved the kids' exhibit!

Thank mels928
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We have not been to the Fort in many years and was pleased to see how well it has progressed ! The artifacts are displayed in a manner that is interesting...I think I forgot alot of the History!

Thank KaronS418
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Touring Fort Mackinac is very educational and enjoyable. The exhibits are interesting and easily understood. The rifle and cannon demonstrations are fun and informative. Staff members were knowledgeable and eager to share information with visitors.

Thank Debby R
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