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Michilimackinac, Michigan, on Mackinac Island. The British built the fort during the American Revolutionary War to control the strategic Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron (and by extension the fur tradeon the Great Lakes) and did not relinquish it until fifteen years after American independence. It later became the scene of two strategic battles for control of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. During most of the 19th century, it served as an outpost of the United States Army. Closed in 1895, the fort is now a museum on the grounds of Mackinac Island State Park.
Loved it! So much to see and admission also includes some of the historic buildings in town. We also took the carriage tour around the island so we got a good bit of history on the fort before we went. Plus they drop you off at the gate so you don't have to walk up the steep hill to get there.
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