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“Cool place, 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 February 7, 2014

This is a great place and it is good to see how well it has been preserved. Lots of education and cool displays. Great History and views.

Thank thek5king
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Not only was this a really cool visit for history buffs like myself, but the views of Mackinac Island and the lake were spectacular. Worth a visit if you are visiting the island.

Thank Jah0927
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Very nice tour the era period dressed people bring the history back to life. View from fort is very nice. Tip take carriage tour of island, one of last stops is at back side of fort and you don't have to walk up hill just a nice walk down when you are done with tour.

Thank Jakew W
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The people that work there love their work and do an exceptional job of bringing the history of the Fort back to life.

Thank chuckwagon7400
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Tour and demonstrations are very interesting. Cover your ears for the rifle demonstration! Beautiful views from the fort wall. All the young people working in the fort are in original period dress and full of interesting points about life there.

1  Thank aronam
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