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Experience Colonial Michilimackinac for Yourself

Colonial Michilimackinac, is a reconstructed 18th century fort and trading village based on ongoing archeological research and historic maps. From cannon and musket demonstrations to 18th century cooking and crafts, learn about the lives of individuals who lived in this fort and trading village during your two hour guided tour.

British Soldiers Firing Cannons and Muskets Colonial Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, MI
A Reenactment at Colonial Michilimackinac Relive the Past at Colonial Michilimackinac

History of Colonial Michilimackinac

Established by French settlers in the 18th century, Colonial Michilimackinac was originally built to control the fur trade, development of the upper Great Lakes and as a military outpost. Today it sits on the land known as Fort Michilimackinac State Park.


Colonial Michilimackinac Today

Today life at Colonial Michilimackinac continues as it did in the 1700s. Give colonial women a hand in the kitchen or garden, or join Native Americans as they demonstrate their daily ways of life. The historical reenactment at Colonial Michilimackinac is like no other, it will give you a better understanding of the past and the impact it has had on the present.