Colonial Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City

Experience American history along the Great Lakes by stepping into a recreation of the 18th-century French trading village at Colonial Michilimackinac. This Michigan state park is home to Fort Michilimackinac, a National Historic Landmark and open-air museum of the trading post that was built along the shore in 1715. Take a tour of this historical site, watch one of the reenactments that brings the old village to life--such as the 1770s' British occupation and the American Revolutionary War--and view collections of excavated objects from the region. You'll also find many hiking and biking trails nearby. To find out how to plan a trip to Mackinaw City, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The staff here was very informative. The reenactments were fun to watch. Don't miss the firing of the cannon. The view of the lake is great. Be sure to walk over to the light house too!  more »
  • Had a great time very informative. Kids loved the stories and all the buildinfs you get to tour. Will be going back  more »
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  • 3' to 4' feet of snow on the ground. Better time to visit would be a bit later in the Spring. Fort Michilimackinac was closed due to high snow. Visited the old lighthouse & got some good photos of the Mackinac Bridge. This is as far North as you can be on the Lower Peninsula. Definitely stop here. Very cool spot especially for taking photos.
  • Such a nice little tourist area. Wait till everyone goes to bed. You and your significant other can sit on a park bench at the base of the bridge, listen to the waves hitting the shore and the distant lights and sounds of the island. You dont need to be wealthy to spend a day or two here. Great biker destination. Continue north onto the UP. Perfect weekend getaway.

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