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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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Great stop off after the carriage tour

We ended our carriage tour with a visit to Fort Mackinac, overlooking the town and marina. It is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kristin M
via mobile
Beautiful views

Interesting and educational. A lot of walking around, but the views are spectacular. Did not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stacy H
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Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3328
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ended our carriage tour with a visit to Fort Mackinac, overlooking the town and marina. It is rich in history, well preserved as well as interesting,and handicap accessible, although the only way back down is to complete the carriage tour or hire a "cab"...More

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting and educational. A lot of walking around, but the views are spectacular. Did not visit the store and did not get a chance to try the food.

Thank Stacy H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at Fort Mackinac and the kids loved seeing in all the buildings and watching the cannon being shot and the rifles being fired! We had a blast and it is worth the time and money....

Thank Ben K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We viewed every building and watch many displays. Highly recommend. Both educational and entertaining

1  Thank Janice R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised at the quality and quantity of the Fort. The exhibits were very interesting. The characters doing the re-enactments were very friendly. Quality shop and nice bathrooms. The highlight was the view from the tearoom patio. Be sure to eat outside! Food was...More

2  Thank patticakesTemple_TX
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend this to all history buffs and recommend to all those who like a great view. They have a restaurant (didn't eat there, but the view from that looked amazing). Most of the buildings were accessible (only a couple were not). It was one...More

1  Thank jmbiel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic fort was so fun to tour. All the buildings are original and the exhibits were great! Saw the rifle shoot but missed the cannon shoot. Views are phenomenal up there! Well worth the money if you enjoy history.

2  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a big fan of history, but my husband is so of course we had to come here. It is a very very steep hike up a hill, then two flights of stairs. Very exhausting. They had a cannon demonstration and a rifle...More

2  Thank stephade2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A landmark and a great historic experience for kids. A long walk from the Grand Hotel, but you can always grab a carriage.

1  Thank mestacey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a long and steep walk from street level to the entry of Fort Mackinac, and there are lots of stair steps after that all for the goal of a good historical presentation. So, unless you like lots of steep climbs, this probably isn’t the...More

2  Thank HoosierFamily1996
MSHP, Public Relations Manager at Fort Mackinac, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We agree that the ramp and stairs up to the fort can be a bit daunting. However, we do have an alternate entrance in the rear of the fort where guests can arrive via carriage, eliminating the...More

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We plan to take the carriage tour and visit the fort. After getting off the carriage, how many stairs to the fort? Also, touring the fort, is this a moderate or more extreme activity. Some in our group have issues with climbing stairs.
2 April 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There are no stairs upon arrival at Fort Mackinac from the Avenue of Flags entrance (where you'll arrive from the Carriage Tour). There is an elevator available at the Soldier's Barracks upon... More
Is this Fort accessible to visitors year round? Is the Fort open seven days a / week? Hours? Is it elevator accessible ? Or walking only? How long is the average walk up the slope? Thanks!
10 September 2016|
Response from TravelTheMost |
It is only from early May until mid October each year, usually. The hill is steep and can be accessed by walking or from the north side by walking, biking, or carriage.
Norma G
My husband and I and his three brothers and there spouses are thinking about taking a vacation there My husband and I have there with our two daughters what is the cost too take the boat across to the island and are there any brochures you can send me about things we can do while we are there we are riding our trikes. Any information would be appreciated
20 July 2015|
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Response from Pattie K |
Ferry Tickets Adult Round-trip ticket: $25.00 Child (ages 5-12) Round-trip ticket: $13.00 Online discounted Adult Round-trip: $23.00 Online discounted Child (ages 5-12) Round-trip: $12.00 Children under 5 are FREE! Bikes... More