Officers’ Hill Quarters

Restored duplex home contains period settings and professionally prepared exhibits that reflect the family and social lives of officers, their wives, and children who lived and died at Fort Mackinac during the 1880’s.  In this exhibit learn:

  • What an officer did to save his young son from dehydration during a long illness after the death of his other child
  • How an officer’s wife, despite her many children, managed her household frugally by sewing her families’ clothes and tending to the many chores of domestic life
  • Many more awe-inspiring facts about Victorian life within a military fort