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Special Events

    August

  • Pastimes in Times Past

    Sunday, August 20

    Even in the Great Lakes wilderness, the historic residents of Michilimackinac knew how to have a good time. As you explore the fort, stop and try your hand at games of skill and chance, sing a song, take tea with the neighbors, enjoy the latest news from London, or learn an 18th century dance.

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 23

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 7 to August 30. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 30

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 7 to August 30. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • September

  • Soldiers of the King: The British Garrison of Michilimackinac

    Saturday, September 9

    Michilimackinac came under British rule in 1761, and the fort played an important role in British diplomacy and military affairs for the next 20 years. Enlist in King George's army and watch as member of the 8th Regiment of Foot and Royal Regiment of Artillery post guards, drill and fire muskets on ...

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  • Soldiers of the King: The British Garrison of Michilimackinac

    Sunday, September 10

    Michilimackinac came under British rule in 1761, and the fort played an important role in British diplomacy and military affairs for the next 20 years. Enlist in King George's army and watch as member of the 8th Regiment of Foot and Royal Regiment of Artillery post guards, drill and fire muskets on ...

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  • Fire at Night - Fort Mackinac Rifle and Cannon

    Saturday, September 16

    See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to go with it. Enjoy the Soldier's Barracks, shopping at ...

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  • The Straits Defended: Weapons on the Frontier

    Saturday, September 23

    Beginning in 1715, Michilimackinac served as an important military outpost for the French and British governments. Special tours will highlight the defensive features of the fort, including the remains of the original powder magazine. Join historic interpreters as they demonstrate the historic ...

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  • Fire at Night - Fort Mackinac Rifle and Cannon

    Saturday, September 23

    See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to go with it. Enjoy the Soldier's Barracks, shopping at ...

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  • The Straits Defended: Weapons on the Frontier

    Sunday, September 24

    Beginning in 1715, Michilimackinac served as an important military outpost for the French and British governments. Special tours will highlight the defensive features of the fort, including the remains of the original powder magazine. Join historic interpreters as they demonstrate the historic ...

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  • Fire at Night - Fort Mackinac Rifle and Cannon

    Saturday, September 30

    See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to go with it. Enjoy the Soldier's Barracks, shopping at ...

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  • October

  • Fort Fright

    Friday, October 6

    Explore the wooden palisade of Fort Michilimackinac at twilight and experience the legends and lore of the Native Americans, French Canadians, and British who called this home. Last admission is at 8:30 p.m. Check back for ticket information.

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  • Fort Fright

    Saturday, October 7

    Explore the wooden palisade of Fort Michilimackinac at twilight and experience the legends and lore of the Native Americans, French Canadians, and British who called this home. Last admission is at 8:30 p.m. Check back for ticket information.

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