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Address: Mackinac Island, MI
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Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and...

Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.

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Rich in history

An interesting stop for young and old. Lost of historical prospective adults and cute programs reaenacting early daily life for the children. Don't overlook the gorgeous view... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Teddy452014
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Moorpark, California
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Moorpark, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting stop for young and old. Lost of historical prospective adults and cute programs reaenacting early daily life for the children. Don't overlook the gorgeous view and picture spots.

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Livonia, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cold day when we visited, but it was still a lot of fun and very educational, probably not the best for our daughter who was only 8 months at the time, but my husband and I would love to take her back when she is older!

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Thank DakotaMariee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

take some time to see this fort. lots of corporate stuff to see and do but not like this. check out the fort on Mackinac island too. Nice beaches and great RV camping. I have been here more times than i could count, never a disappointment.

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Thank LakeState
Granger, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great fort to visit. While we have visited other forts, this one has demonstrations in period costume that make it come to life. Many of the rooms were furnished, so it wasn't a stone fort with empty rooms like many other forts. They have demonstrations of musket firing and fire the cannon from the top of the... More 

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Thank Lynn K
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Fun two or three hours learning history of fort. Actors/guides very informative and professional. Probably not good for young kids.

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Thank philarlington
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Certainly worth checking the fort out while you are on Mackinac Island. There is some interesting history, including films in one of the buildings, We saw them fire a cannon and found a cafe for lunch.

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Thank John S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Overlooking the Straits one can understand why the British Army decided to move from Mackinaw City to this location. The Fort is restored to the days just before the US Army turned it over to become a Park. Original and Reconstructed buildings complete with Block Houses and a working Cannon. Historical Military Drill and Rifle Firing is well worth the... More 

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Thank Alan R
Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Craig and Ethan put on great reenactment shows and had a huge base of knowledge about the Island. They were kind enough to answer all questions. It was really a unique experience! There are several buildings to walk through and they give you an event calendar so you know when certain things will be happening. Don't miss the cannon firing!... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visiting this fort is a great history lesson during the American Revolution and the 20 minute movie, "Heritage of Mackinac" in the Post Commissary will give you the whole story. It is an uphill walk from the town, but once you are up there the views are awesome. We went late October so the art museum was not open, but... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Truly a piece of history. You'll be informed by reading the signs of what took place here. Gorgeous scenery!!! Worth seeing.

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