Fort Michilimackinac State Park Travel Guide

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    Fort Michilimackinac
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    by Basaic Written Oct 10, 2012

    Favorite thing: Fort Michilimackinac is a reconstructed fort and fur trading village from the 1700s. It was carefully rebuilt using a number of maps, histroical records and 50 years of archeological study. Today it is open for tours as part of the Mackinac State Parks.

    There are people in the fort/village area dressed in period costumes to help recreate the atmosphere from when Fort Michillimackinac was new. There were a number of Indian Tribes that lived in the area prior to the establishment of Fort Michillimackinac. Members of the tribes that historically call this area home are frequently at the fort to tell their story too.

    The fort is only open from around Memorial Day to just after Labor Day.

    Fondest memory: I really enjoyed the reenactments and talking to the people.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • National/State Park

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