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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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Great Tour

Our tour guide made everything so interesting and because of his sense of humor, he kept everyone's... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Patricia S
Falls Church, VA
Awesome by Comparison

I have went to some forts in other areas, and I have to say seeing this one first ruined the other... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Our tour guide made everything so interesting and because of his sense of humor, he kept everyone's interest. So much learned. Would recommend for the entire family. History buffs or non-history buffs would absolutely enjoy!

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have went to some forts in other areas, and I have to say seeing this one first ruined the other ones. I expected more with the shows and people dressed in the garb like I saw here both as a kid and coming back...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Fort Mac has so much history and the people dressed in period pieces, cannon firing and explaination of what happened there years ago is very interesting

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My family really enjoyed visiting the fort. It was a great activity for a rainy day. The displays are well maintained and informative.

Thank Mary Lynn K
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

There is a $14 entrance fee. The fort is located on a bluff overlooking the town, harbor, and Marquette Park. There is a short but interesting film about the island's history. The fort is well preserved and contains a number of buildings and static exhibits....More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I use a wheelchair and found the Fort easy to get around with a nice elevator to negotiate the two floors. Though a few buildings were not ramped I did not feel like I missed anything important. Well done to average museum with wonderful views...More

Thank Jimwolf19
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Fort Mackinac was well worth the walk. What an amazing piece of history. There are live demonstrations also.

Thank YooperMom13
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very Boring, not much to look at, very disappointing! Very empty! THis is very overrated.I dont know hy this is so big of an attraction.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This Fort was so cool and an interesting place to visit had great demonstrations and is also a good place to learn history for a variety of ages!

Thank SuziPie
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It was well worth the price of admission and the hike up the hill to go see the fort! The reenactors were very friendly and interacted really well with my 10 and 12 year old. The kids enjoyed playing the old fashioned games. The displays...More

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19 July 2017|
Response from ohiohockeyguy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an admission fee. You can find more info on their Web site. If you plan to visit multiple sites, you may benefit from buying the Mackinac Family Heritage Pass. It's $85, but it gets 2 adults and all... More
1 April 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There are no stairs upon arrival at Fort Mackinac from the Avenue of Flags entrance (where you'll arrive from the Carriage Tour). There is an elevator available at the Soldier's Barracks upon... More
10 September 2016|
Response from TravelTheMost |
It is only from early May until mid October each year, usually. The hill is steep and can be accessed by walking or from the north side by walking, biking, or carriage.