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Colonial Michilimackinac

102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
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102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a wonderful afternoon taking in the history of Mackinaw City and Lake Superior. I love the fact that there is an actual archeological excavation going on and you are free to interact with them and ask questions...more so, they are happy to talk with...More

1  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying for a few days and went to the fort many times over the years but decided to attend the Halloween fort fright. Had an amazing time had a few haunted houses hot cider beside a fire as they tools scary stories. It...More

1  Thank Phill X
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have to choose one for or the other (Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island), we would suggest this one (but try to make it to both). Such great history and information.

1  Thank Mike013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great spot for not only learning the history of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island but to also watch a current archaeological Expedition on site. There is a lot of fascinating history here.

1  Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day learning about our history. Great, well informed, friendly costumed actors. Parking easy. Beautiful grounds. Demonstrations of British revolutionary war tactics and musket shooting. Walking tours and little programs throughout the day. Wear good walking shoes. Amazing archeology being done on site and the...More

1  Thank lwr815
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The state is slowly rebuilding this site from archeological ruins. It is fascinating and very well done. The students who interpret are great. If you are into Michigan, French or British history, don't miss this.

1  Thank MrsKA59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome to see. Teens liked the history. A must see on your adventures to the U.P. The history beautifully maintained. Live cannon shot of couple times daily. The site itself and details enhance the visit. The view from the Fort is breathtaking.

1  Thank KWTW6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is interesting historically and also for the demonstrations that happen just about every half hour. We also were able to pick strawberries out of the garden, they were about pea-sized because the bigger ones had been picked earlier. We had young kids ages 2-7...More

1  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if it is annoying to pay the full adult price for 2 teenage kids the experience was great! Lots of guides in costumes gave explanations, the buildings provided a lot of insight and interesting and unusual exhibits. The location right next to Mackinaw bridge...More

Thank Sabine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother, sister-in-law, and I visited and absolutely loved the whole experience. The staff are very informative and the exhibits are incredibly cool.

1  Thank Kayla S
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Pam M
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Response from 4williams5 | Reviewed this property |
We also did the $75 family pass and for us the option worked great as we stayed over several days and could take in different sites throughout our stay.