Fire the Cannon

Imagine yourself standing next to the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon. Mackinac Island’s downtown unfolds below you, just starting to come to life. Off in the distance you see a ferry coming across the lake and the majestic Mackinac Bridge on the horizon. You hear the bugle call out reveille, and the Fort Mackinac soldier gives you the signal. Finally, YOU fire the first cannon volley of the day at Fort Mackinac.

For only $75 ($50 for Mackinac Associates (excluding Heritage Level)), you can FIRE the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon. This special experience is available for one person every morning for the first cannon firing (8:45 a.m. May 4-June 3, 9:15 a.m. June 4-October 8, 10:45 a.m. October 9-October 22) through October 22.

Soldier and Young Girl Loading Cannon Fort Mackinac

Atop a bluff, 150 feet above the park below, you can prep and fire the iconic
Fort Mackinac cannon!

Call 906-847-3328 to reserve your spot at least 48 hours in advance.

Now accepting reservations for the 2022 season!

Must be at least 13 years of age. Cost includes admission to the fort for the day for one person. Other members of the party must pay individual regular site admission.

Click here to read more about the Cannon Firing Procedures and Download and Print your Waiver of Liability.