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Colonial Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City
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Experience American history along the Great Lakes by stepping into a recreation of the 18th-century French trading village at Colonial Michilimackinac. This Michigan state park is home to Fort Michilimackinac, a National Historic Landmark and open-air museum of the trading post that was built along the shore in 1715. Take a tour of this historical site, watch one of the reenactments that brings the old village to life--such as the 1770s' British occupation and the American Revolutionary War--and view collections of excavated objects from the region. You'll also find many hiking and biking trails nearby. Take a look at our Mackinaw City trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Colonial Michilimackinac and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We bought that pass that covers this one, the lighthouse, and the one on Mackinaw Island since we are a family of 6 it was the cheapest option. We have 4 kids ages 9, 7, 5, and 3 at the time of coming...  more »
  • A great place to go back in time and show the kids what life was like before cell phones!.... Lol!... They do re-enactments, show you how they made bread back then and it is a pretty large fort so the...  more »
  • I remember going here decades ago and I didn't think much of it but times have changed and so has this fort!!! We enjoyed our time here. They have guides who are well informed and in period costumes. ...  more »
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  • Went here as a kid, still found it interesting as an adult,y kids loved. Love the fudge, loved the view.
  • What a cool place to visit with kids. I went on a field trip with my son's class and had so much fun. There are workers in costume that offer so much information and are so willing to answer all the kids' questions. Definitely would go back. Admission was a little pricey.
  • Really cool view. Lots of things to see and explore. Yummy fudge. Was able to touch the Mackinac bridge
  • I prefer Michilimacinac to the fort on the island. It's a great place!! We went to "Fort Fright" this year, we're glad we did.
  • A good place to spend the day, well put together and informative. Enjoyed it much more than the island itself.