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Colonial Michilimackinac

102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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Treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts. Located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac, visitors of all ages can enjoy the unique perspective from the palisade walls.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
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"re enactors"
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"cannon firing"
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"costumed interpreters"
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"original fort"
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"archeological dig"
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"fur trading"
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"living history"
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"musket demonstration"
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"trading post"
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"great history lesson"
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"native americans"
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"learn something"
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"walking tour"
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"fort mackinac"
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"great place to visit"
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"michigan history"
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Very relaxing place to spend an afternoon. Nice and quiet. Fascinating to see the historic items, including building foundations, the archeologists have found there.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Love this fort because there is so much history here. Lots to view and you get a good idea how life was back in the 1800's.Liked watching reenactments. Definitely good for children. Spacious grounds and enjoyed looking out of the look-out towers. A bit pricey...More

1  Thank marybT5775QN
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

A nice place to stroll. Much was closed for the season already. The area is beautiful and well-maintained.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited in late October, so not much going on. It is nice to walk the grounds: however, the buildings are closed.

Thank Wanderingwindsorite
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MSHP, Public Relations Manager at Colonial Michilimackinac, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review. Colonial Michilimackinac closed October 7 for the season. We will re-open May 2 for the 2018 season. We hope to see you next year!

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

What a name we have here .. Michilimackinac !! This is actually a very large area at the extreme uppermost point of Michigan's lower peninsula. You have a good many things to see and to do in this Colonial Michilimackinac area. For one thing, you...More

2  Thank kanbaatar
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This old fort and trading post has been restored to its glory days of fur trading. Everyone was very knowledgeable and was interesting to watch the craftsmen working their skilled trades.

1  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Nice scenic attraction of the old fort. Takes about an hour to see everything. Easy walking with only one flight of stairs in some locations. Some interplay with the local re-enactors was interesting. Would recommend visiting on a rain free day.

1  Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

They have done an excellent job of recreating this fort from archeological evidence. Digs have been going on since 1959. The exhibits are first class and very informative. Well worth the visit and the price of admission. Recommended.

2  Thank Rodan46
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The best Colonial era fort we have ever visited. After a short walk from the visitor center where you purchase your entrance fee you encounter a native American interpreter who greets you and tells you about Indian life at that time and what role the...More

1  Thank David D
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The entry which is under Mackinaw Bridge includes restroom, a very large gift shop and interesting information about the fort that has been here since Colonial times and has seen the French, English and finally those Americans of the good ole USA. This is also...More

1  Thank Linda C
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We bought a family pass for $75. This pass got two adults and six kids into Fort Michilimackinac, Fort Mackinac on the Island, the Lighthouse, and Historic Mill Creek. You will have to do the math. How many people are in... More
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