We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: +1 906-847-3328
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,409 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 882
    Excellent
  • 418
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Afternoon visit

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
philarlington
,
Arlington, Texas
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,394: English reviews
Arlington, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank philarlington
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
444 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank John S
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Alan R
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
212 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Voice1234
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank endlesstrip16
Flint, Michigan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Shawnbutz1
Newark, New Jersey
Level Contributor
78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited on a Monday, probably around 12:45. It cost $12 per person. We entered from the Marquette Park area and not the back entrance. We had taken the carriage tour earlier in the day and had the option of getting off at the back entrance to avoid the steep climb up to the fort, but we had other plans.... More 

Helpful?
Thank raraavis17
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a good place to visit, it will take you back in time. Also some of the best views of the island.

Helpful?
Thank davenportjohn0717
York Springs, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Fort is a wonderful attraction that is well worth the price of admission. The Fort is a self guided one and the kiosks are very informative. The Fort also has wonderful views as it sits high on the East Bluff. There are living historians there that give a demonstration on rifle firing and they fire the canon every day.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Florence F
Greeley, Colorado
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place has amazingly gorgeous views and great history. Also we didn't know this until we arrived but it has a restaurant for lunch!

Helpful?
Thank jesshappy

Travellers who viewed Fort Mackinac also viewed

Mackinac Island, Mackinac County
Mackinac Island, Mackinac County
 

Been to Fort Mackinac? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fort Mackinac and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Fort Mackinac staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?