Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island
On a southern bluff of Mackinac Island, towering 150 feet above the majestic Straits of Mackinac, is a fort once occupied by 18th century British Redcoats and 19th century American soldiers. This is Fort Mackinac, a stately stone palisade, a military compound of 14 original building filled with interactive displays and period furnishings, that holds significant history spanning several centuries. But in this military fort, history isn't simply words on a marker or artifacts enclosed in glass cases. At Fort Mackinac, history is alive and you're part of it! Step inside and hear bugle music, rifle fire, a cannon blast, and the rapid tapping of Morse Code. Dance to a 19th century tune, drill with soldiers, play Victorian children's games. It's the 1880s. Imagine it. And then walk inside and live it.