Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island

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Built in 1780, Fort Mackinac commemorates the island’s history as a British, French, and American military outpost. The imposing fort overlooks the harbor, and is the oldest building in Michigan. Through a number of live demonstrations, tours, special exhibits, and audiovisual programs, learn all about the fort's past and how, as well as serving as an outpost, provided a home for many members of the military and their families. The 13 other historical structures, furnished with period settings, give insight into the military training, medical treatments, and family life within the fort. Remember to bring suitable clothing for the trip as it is very much an outdoor experience. Walking shoes are recommended. To visit Fort Mackinac on your trip to Mackinac Island, use our Mackinac Island visit site .
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  • This is a must see attraction, well narrated and fun to watch when the volunteers put on a display! It's fun to wander through the buildings and the rest of the fort, to think that long ago soldiers w...  more »
  • Very nice views of the area, good history lesson. Watched the cannon fire demonstration and took a fort tour. We were traveling with our two large dogs, and everyone was very friendly and accommodatin...  more »
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  • The Fort was well kept and it was reasonably priced. Pretty cool just to walk around and adventure for a couples hours. They do have some cool "shows", like firing the cannons that may be going on while you're there.
  • A treasure of historical information for the enthusiast! The island is a unique location in the world. This region is the heart of the Great Lakes. For Michigan history, as well as history on the settling of European nations into the United States and Canada, this is the place to start.

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