Fort Holmes, Mackinac Island

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Sitting atop the highest ridge on the island, Fort Holmes represents the reconstruction of an early 19th-century wood and earthen fort and one of few War of 1812 historic sites in Michigan. Notice the loopholes on the hewn log structure once used for musket and cannon fire. The hike up hill takes a bit of effort, but the scenic vistas of the Straits of Mackinac make it well worth. Before you head to Mackinac Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning website, to make sure you see all that Mackinac Island has to offer, including Fort Holmes.
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  • If you're a history fan .... a must see with good accurate details & knowledgeable guides. Just try & stump them. 
    If you're a history fan .... a must see with good accurate details & knowledgeable guides. Just try & stump them.  more »
  • nice visit great view at lookout towers. they have canon and rifle firings with marching troops. enjoyed lunch at the tea shop also 
    nice visit great view at lookout towers. they have canon and rifle firings with marching troops. enjoyed lunch at the tea shop also  more »
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  • This was one of my favorite places on Mackinac Island. The story about the fort, about Lake Algonquin, and the beautiful view of the straits was so special.
  • Biked up to the top in the morning. The fort is cool, couldn't go inside sadly but that is probably because my early arrival. No one else was up there so it was lonely and peaceful.

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