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Colonial Michilimackinac

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Address: 102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
Phone Number: +1 231-436-4100
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The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians,...

The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.

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Being history buffs, we enjoy visiting the fort and have been there numerous times. We usually miss any of the excavating being done because we go in September, but it's always... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Richland, Michigan
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Richland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being history buffs, we enjoy visiting the fort and have been there numerous times. We usually miss any of the excavating being done because we go in September, but it's always interesting to see what they have unearthed.

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Northwest Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought that pass that covers this one, the lighthouse, and the one on Mackinaw Island since we are a family of 6 it was the cheapest option. We have 4 kids ages 9, 7, 5, and 3 at the time of coming here. We stayed for about 1 1/2 until we got to see the cannon fire. My 5... More 

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Utica, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to go back in time and show the kids what life was like before cell phones!.... Lol!... They do re-enactments, show you how they made bread back then and it is a pretty large fort so there is plenty to see!

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I remember going here decades ago and I didn't think much of it but times have changed and so has this fort!!! We enjoyed our time here. They have guides who are well informed and in period costumes. This is a well done executed attraction. A lot of time, dedication and money has gone into this valuable piece of history.

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Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My sister and I were in town for 2016's Fort Freight event and we took advantage of seeing the Fort at night. The weather wasn't very cooperative (extreme cold wind for that Saturday night) but we were somewhat sheltered inside the fort (but not by much). The various activities located all throughout the fort were fantastic. The Ghost Stories around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a nice way to get some history of the area and do a self-guided tour at your own pace. You can spend anywhere from 1 to 4 hours here depending on how much you really want to read and look at the details of the exhibits. It was well done and one of the favorite parts of our... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a great time this summer visiting Mackinaw City. While we were there decided to stop in at the Fort. Well worth the time - great volunteer/re-enactors, really interesting presentations.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This attraction was the best part of our trip to Mackinaw City. You can buy tickets for the light house and the fort together and you have 2 days to use them. The fort was so interesting! its a living museum so people are dressed in colonial garb and they plant, cook, and work at the fort! When we went... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Perfect mix of spooky and fun! There were areas appropriate for my 2 and 3 year old sons (not too spooky!) as well as areas for my fright seeking 10 year old son! Plus tons of goodies and drinks to enjoy in between! Definitely worth admission price!

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Quite a history lesson walking around the Fort, from baking fresh bread to the Musk salute. There is also a cannon firing outside the walls by the water. Each guest can watch a 10 minute story about the fort before you enter, cost is $11. a person. You can visit rain or shine, it was raining this last time we... More 

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