A Museum That Comes Alive!
Fort Michilimackinac is also known as Colonial Michilimackinac
and is one of the three State Parks in the Mackinac area. For those who
are visiting the Mackinaw City area it is well worth your time to pay a
visit to Colonial Michilimackinac.
This interactive living history
museum offers visitors a chance to step back in time and really see what
life was like on the Straits of Mackinac during the 1700s.
You begin your journey by parking beneath the historic
located a few blocks from downtown
You enter through one modern door and then exit through another into an entirely different century. It is quite remarkable!
During the short walk to Fort Michilimackinac, you will have some
magnificent views of the bridge, hear the waves crashing against the
shore, and smell the acrid smoke of a cannon being shot.
you step through the gates of the Fort itself, you will feel as though
you have stepped back into the pages of history as you begin to mix and
mingle with the:
- British Red Coats,
- the French and Indian Fur Traders,
- and the community members who make up life in the Fort.
Children (young and old) can don British uniforms and go for a march,
or wash laundry using a real old fashioned wash tub. There are also
musket and cannon demonstrations, open hearth cooking, and Native
American crafts. You can visit the fur traders huts, the Priest’s home,
and the church which are just a few of the many buildings open for you
You and your family will never forget your trip to Fort Michilimackinac and the other Mackinaw City attractions.
But wait! Your Mackinaw City vacation won’t be complete if you don’t travel across the Straits of Mackinac to see
Fort Mackinac on beautiful Mackinac Island!
There are fantastic fun family Mackinac Island Attractions on Mackinac Island.
Check out the historic Grand Hotel it’s absolutely beautiful and grand.
Insider Tip: Colonial Michilimackinac reopens on May 4, 2011.
Be sure to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy outside the fort walls on the
beautiful shores of the Straits of Mackinac where Lake Michigan and Lake
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