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Colonial Michilimackinac

102 W. Straits Ave., Mackinaw City, MI, 49701

Colonial Michilimackinac is on the site of Fort Michilimackinac. The fort comprises 27 acres. Built by the French in 1715, it was occupied by British forces 1761-81. Among the 13 reconstructed buildings are a priest’s house, a guardhouse, blockhouses, barracks, a storehouse, a blacksmith shop, a French church and a British trader’s house. Costumed reenactments, an audiovisual program and exhibits illustrate the history of the fort. Other programs include blacksmithing and cooking demonstrations, musket and cannon firings, a Colonial wedding and dance, a Native American encampment, an archeological tunnel exhibit and the arrival of French voyageurs. Archeological excavations are conducted daily mid-June through Labor Day. Kids’ Rendezvous appeals to the younger crowd. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.


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