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Today’s Events at Fort Mackinac

May 3 – May 31, 2024

9:00 a.m.
Morning Cannon Salute/Fort Mackinac Open for the Day
Here’s your chance to add your name to the record books!
9:30 a.m.
Rifle Firing Demonstration followed by
The Changing Face of Fort Mackinac Program
Learn about the changing technology of the US Army and find out why the army put an emphasis on marksmanship and changing tactics. Includes a live demonstration! Then, learn how Fort Mackinac has changed architecturally over the 115 years it was an active fort. Both programs take place on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map.
10:30 a.m.
Cannon Firing Demonstration
Experience the boom of the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon! Located at the Gun Platform, number 19 on your site map. 
11:00 a.m.
Rifle Firing Demonstration followed by
People of Fort Mackinac Program
Learn about the changing technology of the US Army and find out why the army put an emphasis on marksmanship and changing tactics. Includes a live demonstration! Then, take a tour of Fort Mackinac while learning about the various people who called Fort Mackinac home. Both programs take place on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map. 
11:30 a.m.
Cannon Firing Demonstration
Experience the boom of the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon! Located at the Gun Platform, number 19 on your site map. 
12:00 p.m.
Rifle Firing Demonstration followed by
Army of the 1880s Program
Learn about the changing technology of the US Army and find out why the army put an emphasis on marksmanship and changing tactics. Includes a live demonstration! Then, head with an interpreter for a deeper look at the army of the 1880s. Both programs take place on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map. 
1:00 p.m.
Cannon Firing Demonstration followed by
Medicine at Mackinac Program
Experience the boom of the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon! Then, join interpreters as they provide the history of Army Surgeons at Fort Mackinac and how the Army began changing military medicine in the 1880s. Cannon demonstration takes place at the Gun Platform, number 19 on your site map. Medicine at Mackinac program will begin on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map. 
1:30 p.m.
Rifle Firing Demonstration followed by
Soldier’s Uniform and Equipment Program
Learn about the changing technology of the US Army and find out why the army put an emphasis on marksmanship and changing tactics. Includes a live demonstration! Then, learn about the equipment issued to soldiers in the 1880s and learn more about the Quartermasters’ Storehouse. Both programs take place on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map. 
2:00 p.m.
Cannon Firing Demonstration followed by
Civilians at Fort Mackinac Program
Experience the boom of the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon! Then, learn about the civilians who lived at Fort Mackinac. Cannon demonstration takes place at the Gun Platform, number 19 on your site map. Civilians at Fort Mackinac program begins on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map. 
3:00 p.m.
Rifle Firing Demonstration
Learn about the changing technology of the US Army and find out why the army put an emphasis on marksmanship and changing tactics. Includes a live demonstration! Located on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map. 
4:00 p.m.
Cannon Firing Demonstration
Experience the boom of the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon! Located at the Gun Platform, number 19 on your site map. 
4:30 p.m.
Rifle Firing Demonstration
Learn about the changing technology of the US Army and find out why the army put an emphasis on marksmanship and changing tactics. Includes a live demonstration! Located on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map. 

5:00 p.m.
Fort Mackinac Closed for the Day

A downloadable version of the events schedule can be found here: May 3 – May 31, 2024

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