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Today’s Events at Fort Mackinac

October 9 – October 22, 2023

11:00 a.m.
Morning Cannon Salute/Fort Mackinac Open for the day
Here’s your chance to add your name to the record books!
11:30 a.m.
People of Fort Mackinac Program
Take a tour of Fort Mackinac while learning about the various people who called Fort Mackinac home. 
12:00 p.m.
Rifle Firing Demonstration followed by
The 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. 
1:00 p.m.
Cannon Firing Demonstration
Experience the boom of the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon!
2:00 p.m.
Drill Activity and Rifle Firing Demonstration followed by
Soldier’s Gear and Quartermasters’ Storehouse Program
Muster into the army of the 1880s by heading out on the parade ground and taking part in drill, followed by a live demonstration! Then, learn about the equipment issued to soldiers in the 1880s and learn more about the Quartermasters’ Storehouse. 
3:00 p.m.
Cannon Firing Demonstration, followed by
Mackinac National Park Program
Experience the boom of the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon! Fort Mackinac was headquarters to the United States’ second national park, established in 1875. This program will introduce the rise of tourism on Mackinac Island and how the island and fort have been preserved. 
4:00 p.m.
Fort Mackinac Closed for the Day

A downloadable version of the events schedule can be found here: October 9 – October 22, 2023