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Garrison Life at Fort Holmes

July 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mackinac State Historic Parks staff and reenactors from around the Great Lakes will gather on Mackinac Island to recreate the early years of peace following the War of 1812, and to garrison Fort Holmes. Activities will focus on the brief period (1815-1817) during which Fort Holmes served as an active and important part of Mackinac Island’s defenses. Most of the activities will take place at Fort Holmes on Saturday, July 6, with limited activities at Fort Mackinac on July 7. Events at Fort Holmes are free and are designed to enhance your visit to Fort Mackinac. Activities at Fort Mackinac require normal Fort Mackinac admission.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, July 6

9:45 a.m. Reenactors arrive to Fort Holmes

10:00 a.m. Morning colors and guard mount

10:30 a.m. Close Order Drill

11:00 a.m. Company Exercise and Firing, followed by Fort Holmes Walking Tour

12:00 p.m. War at Mackinac Tour

1:00 p.m. Rifle Drill, followed by Fort Holmes Walking Tour

2:00 p.m. War at Mackinac Tour

3:00 p.m. Company Exercise and Firing, followed by Fort Holmes Walking Tour

4:00 p.m. Design a Fort Engineering Activity

4:30 p.m. Company Exercise and Firing

5:00 p.m. Retreat and march back to Fort Mackinac camp

For more info visit: www.mackinacparks.com/explore-mackinac/calendar-of-events/


July 6, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fort Holmes
2234 Fort Holmes Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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