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7127 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
GPS coordinates: N 45^ 85.306, W 84^ 61.778
Phone: (231) 436-4100
Phone: (906) 847-3328 (weekends)
Mackinac State Historic Parks
1880’s Island Fort
Real Mackinac. A Real Blast!
Relive the past, make a memory at Fort Mackinac, founded 1780.
Inside the stately stone walls it's a different time. The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort.
Special programs for both kids and adults, and events commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 make Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island a must-see attraction.
Located within the fort, the Tea Room provides a dining experience with spectacular views over Marquette Park as freighters and ferries pass by all season long.
More than just a military outpost, Fort Mackinac served as a home for soldiers and their families and eventually the headquarters for Mackinac National Park, where tourists to the island visited the great fortress on the bluff, much like they do today.
The year 2012 marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a war that had its first skirmish on Mackinac Island when British soldiers surprised and captured the American outpost on July 17, 1812. For the next two years, American forces struggled to regain control of the Great Lakes and Mackinac Island.
Dates and Hours
Open May 3 to October 7, 2012
May 3 – June 8, 2012
August 19 – October 7, 2012
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Last admission 4 p.m.)
June 9 – August 18, 2012
May 26 & 27, 2012
September 1 & 2, 2012
Open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(Last admission 6 p.m.)
Youth: $6.50 (Age 5-17)
Free admission to children four and under and members of Mackinac Associates.
Combination and family packages available.
Fort Mackinac admission ticket from June 9 to August 18 includes free access to five Historic Downtown Mackinac buildings.
The Fort Mackinac Sutler's Store offers a variety of apparel, one-of-a-kind mementos and a large collection of publications for purchase.
Fort Mackinac is handicap accessible and welcomes well-behaved pets.
Located on Mackinac Island, on the bluff above Marquette Park, overlooking Main Street. Enter from the south along Fort Street or from the north along Huron Road. (Carriage tours bring you to the north entrance).
- Fourteen original historic buildings filled with exhibits, interactive displays and period furnishings
- Orientation movie in the Port Commissary
- Special exhibits on island history, military medicine and soldier life
- Hand-on children’s activities in "Kids' Quarters"
- Rifle and cannon demonstrations
- Court-martial, musical concerts, dancing, children’s games and tours (June-August)
- Tour five historic building downtown
- Costumed, historic interpreters
Enjoy your lunch, dessert or drinks at the Fort Mackinac Tea Room Restaurant, operated by Grand Hotel at the Officers’ Stone Quarters. In addition, a food cart stocks beverages and snacks.
Purchase Victorian and historic military-themed gifts, books and toys at the Sutler's Store in the Solders’ Barracks.