Located on a bluff, overlooking the straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Fort is worth checking out. All fourteen buildings in the fort are restored and open to the public. They are furnished with period settings highlighting the building’s particular function or a themed exhibit.
Demonstrations and tours by costumed interpreters are scheduled throughout the day. There are lot’s of fun things to check out along with interactive activities that bring you back to the 1700’s!
Plan on about two hours if you want to check everything out. If you are pressed for time you can still see a good portion of the fort in about an hour.
DON’T MISS THE CANNON FIRING!
Fort Mackinac is located on Mackinac Island. Once you depart any ferry service, you turn right and walk through the downtown. Once you reach the end of the downtown area, you will see the fort on your left hand side.
7127 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
PAID ADMISSION REQUIRED
Approximate travel time from our hotels to the ferry docks:
- Holiday Inn Express Mackinaw City – 5 minutes
- Days Inn Petoskey – 30 minutes
- Apple Tree Inn – 30 minutes
- Holiday Inn Express and Suites Petoskey – 32 minutes
- Charlevoix Inn and Suites – 47 minutes