Fort Mackinac Parade Ground
Fort Mackinac has 14 original buildings filled with interactive displays and period furnishings. The costumed interpretive staff plays music, fires the muskets & cannons, leads children's Victorian games and otherwise interacts with visitors to Fort Mackinac.
Most visitors enter Fort Mackinac through the South Sally Port entrance gate, located at the base of the ramp at the southeast end of Fort Mackinac near Marquette Park at Fort Street. There is a significant climb up to the fort and visitors with mobility issues are advised to take a taxi to the Fort Mackinac Avenue of Flags entrance gate on the land side of the Fort. That entrance is also a stop on the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour.
Admission to The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum included with purchase of Fort Mackinac ticket.
From mid June to until mid August, your Fort Mackinac admission ticket also includes admission to five historic downtown Mackinac Island buildings:
However, the Fort Mackinac Tea Room is operated by the Grand Hotel and the food is good as well. When we last dined at the Tea Room in 2010, the Caesar salad and personal pizza were good, but the three cheese tart with tossed greens & roasted garlic dressing wasn't quite as delicious as it sounded.
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