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“Fun piece of history ”
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 6 April 2018 via mobile

Cool fort to walk through on the island. Great place to snap some pictures too! Great day trip, but don’t expect to spend a long time here

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Fort Mackinac is a must see when visiting the island. The fort is very well maintained and the pride of the staff is evident. You can see how the soldiers lived at the Fort, as well as their families. There is so much history here. The staff is dressed in period clothing and role plays to add to the experience. You can even eat here. The gift shop is excellent. Perhaps best of all are the views you get up top. Don't miss visiting the Fort-- we make it a priority each time we vacation on the island!

Thank cworld26
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We came here with our son and daughter-in-law. This is a beautifully preserved stone Fort. We were very taken with the black powder musket portrayal. And every kid and adult loves the Canon demonstration.

Thank rbq2a6
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Fort Mackinac is your chance to step back 200 years or so into history... Fully restored, it's some thing you don't want to miss... They have reenactments there all day long, that make you feel like you stepped into the early 1800s Very cool

Thank Puddleduckie
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is an easy thing to see in a couple of hours and a "must do" while on the island. My kids enjoyed the tour, and the cannons that were shot off.

We went late morning and then got lunch afterwards. Beautiful views from the fort.

Thank LadyLiteracy
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