Michilimackinac, about a mile (2km) from the centre of Mackinaw
City, was the first stop for new arrivals back in the outpost days,
around the 1700s. Today it remains the first destination for
tourists visiting the area, being the site of a reconstructed 1715
French fur-trading village and military outpost that was later
occupied by the British. The working colonial village is a living
history exhibit that fascinates visitors, while within the
stockade, archaeological excavations continue at the site. The
historic park includes a vivid audio-visual recreation of a
soldiers' barracks, a unique permanent underground archaeological
tunnel exhibit displaying hundreds of original artefacts, a
recreated Native American summer encampment illustrating life on
the shores of the Great Lakes in the 18th century, as well as
musket and cannon firing demonstrations and demonstrations of
pioneer skills like blacksmithing and open-hearth cooking.
Telephone: (231) 436 4100
Opening Time: Daily 9am-4:30pm (6 May to 6 June, and 24 August to
12 October); 9:30am-6pm (7 June to 19 June) and 9:30am-8pm (20 June
to 24 August).
Admission: $11 (adults), $6.50 (children 5-17).