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Today’s Events at Fort Mackinac

October 7 – October 26, 2024

10:00 a.m.
Morning Cannon Salute/Fort Mackinac Open for the day
Here’s your chance to add your name to the record books!
10:30 a.m.
Rifle Firing Demonstration followed by
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. 
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
People of Fort Mackinac Program
Experience the boom of the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon! Then, take a tour of Fort Mackinac while learning about the various people who called Fort Mackinac home. Cannon demonstration is at the Gun Platform, number 19 on your site map. People of Fort Mackinac program begins on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map.
2:00 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 begin on the Parade Ground, number 22 on your site map.
3:00 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.
3:30 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. 
4:00 p.m.
Fort Mackinac Closed for the Day

A downloadable version of the events schedule can be found here: October 7 – October 26, 2024

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