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Fort Mackinac

7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5155
+1 906-847-3328
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History up Close

During our stay on Mackinac we visited the fort which is one big museum. There are a number of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pete V
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reenactment Worthy

While only spending a few days on the island, this was a must do. We watched the weather report... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5155
+1 906-847-3328
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay on Mackinac we visited the fort which is one big museum. There are a number of stairs but one building does have an elevator. Outstanding views of the town of Mackinac from the fort.

Thank Pete V
Reviewed 1 week ago

While only spending a few days on the island, this was a must do. We watched the weather report and opted to do this on a rainy day, which actually worked out just fine. If you wear a rain jacket, dress warm and have sure...More

Thank laurasK1091GF
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A step back in time. From the well preserved and rebuilt fort and buildings to the realistic reenactments and demonstrations, you can see what early military, traders and settlers went through on a daily basis. This is a great display of history!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the island a few other times but never had done the Fort. It was very cool and a neat experience. Took about 2 hours probably. Recommend it for anyone.

Thank Jalyssa J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so being able to dive in and out of the exhibits was nice. The crew on duty there were very informative, and the "live" cannon fire even came with a miss shot. SO we kinda got to see it twice.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a carriage tour of the island, we stopped by the fort and enjoyed the tales of the historical events that happened there. If you enjoy history, this is a great place to visit. I cannot imagine the lives endured by the folks that...More

Thank Rodger S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an historic American Revolutionary War fort, built by the British to control the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The admission includes visiting 14 restored buildings which are furnished with period settings highlighting the building’s particular function or a themed...More

Thank Globalphile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is now a stare park, and it is very well maintained. It was very educational to visit the various buildings at the fort and to learn about how things were done long ago. I was particularly interested in the fort's hospital.

Thank 512Dick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just recently returned from a trip to mackinac island, and a trip to Fort Mackinac was one of the highlights of the trip. The fort has different stations with excellent explanations of what the stations actually were back when the Fort was active. The...More

Thank Alvin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went earlier in the summer and it was incredibly busy. This time was fall and not near as many people. Very nice time to go. They still had the reenactments but the buildings weren’t busy so you could take your time to see the...More

Thank ak3250
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5 August 2017|
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Response from Gerald H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It closes October 8, based on the website.
20 July 2017|
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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
2 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