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Fort Mackinac
Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac

9.410 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
(906) 847-3328
http://www.mackinacparks.com/parks-and-attractions/fort-mackinac/
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The history of the fort is really fascinating and the best part is when they do the gun re-enactment and the canyon!

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San Diego, California

Step back in time and see how the soldiers lived during the 18th and 19th century. Actors in costume give demonstrations of daily life and the soldiers fire off the cannon several times a day. There is a great view of the harbor and the lake from the top. A nice touch is the girl and boy scout honor guards who are posted there to answer questions.

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Lancaster, Ohio, USA

The history of the fort is really fascinating and the best part is when they do the gun re-enactment and the canyon!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The historic highlight of the island, this place really takes you back into time. You can either do tours and roam the fort at your own pace.

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White Pigeon

This is a live history lesson, too bad they charge so much to go in now. It used to be free

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Grand Rapids

It's a great piece of history, and the walk to the top will give you quite a work out, but the view is well worth the effort.

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Schenectady, New York State, USA
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Fort Mackinac is a second fort built by the British on the top of Michigan. It is where the first shots of the War of 1812 were fought. Disability is semi-accessible but as a historic fort goes this site has done a great job to be able get you see and feel about the fort and the life of the fort. There are disability bathrooms and an elevator to take you down to bottom of the fort and parade deck. You will need about 1 hour to 2 hours to visit.

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Grand Haven, Michigan

A must see - take the tour - a lot of hands on reenactments- so fun!

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Local from Saint Ignace, Michigan, USA

The fort is a must see when on the island. Great reenactments and history.

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