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It's a different perspective from the palisade walls. 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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
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+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Haven't been recently but it was exactly the historical site I'm impressed with, very educational for the history of the area.

Thank sandhill1943
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed at how much effort they took to restore this to the original fort after they excavated the site. Very interesting even to those in our group that had no interest in history. The demonstrations were excellent as well. HIGHLY Recommended.

Thank Floyd B
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were there they had their Fort Fright Event, which basically transformed the fort into a giant walk through haunted house, complete with fall snacks and ghost stories around the campfire.

Thank tylerekohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Fort Fright night that the fort has one weekend a year and we had a good time. It has been about 8 years since we went and it has become very popular! We wish they would have more lighting, like in...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice to be able to bring kids to the museum/re-enactments and show them the reasons Michigan was so vital to colonial trade and settlement. The museum/learning parts get better as time goes on and the reenactors do great interpretations. I would visit every...More

Thank thetheaterdante
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of those things you never did before. I visited in 2010 with my wife and we loved it. The history and employees dressed in clothing from the period of time was really neat.

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time! The enacting is engaging and they let my children actually touch the things in the houses. Most of my children enjoyed the artillery demonstrations, but one of them was afraid of the noise. The cooking demonstration was also quite good.

Thank iwearnavy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a pleasant afternoon at the fort. There were actors in period costume portraying characters in the different areas and building at the fort. Learned about the fur trade and cooking meals during the era. Watched a musket and cannon firing demonstration. There was...More

Thank fcreamer5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the kids to the fort and the light house nearby. They were able to splash in the water, get some great pictures, see a shipwreck museum, and learn about the history of the area. They have reenactments through the whole day and they...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way home from a visit to the UP. Enjoyed walking around. Watched the musket and cannon demonstrations. Learned a lot from our tour guide and the exhibits. Can’t wait to visit again as archeological digs are ongoing!

Thank Sara R
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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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