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  Sign at entry to fort
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  • Sign at entry to fort - Mackinac Island
      Sign at entry to fort
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  • View of fort frm the water side - Mackinac Island
      View of fort frm the water side
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The fort was formed in 1715 by the French who traded from here for decades. They built a sturdy fort and it stood to meet the needs of the trappers and people that came through the area to trade pelts and buy goods. In 1761, the French gave the fort over to British in the settlement of the French and Indian War. By 1780 the British decided that the wood fort walls were too vulnerable, so then built the fort on Mackinac Island.
The fort in interactive and displays the every day living of the times back then with exhibits and actual activity of cooking and living life. Cost to enter is $10 and open 9-5 daily

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  • Updated Jul 15, 2010
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