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Fort Fright Mackinaw City 2023

Fort Fright Mackinaw City – review, pics, and info. Camp Michilimackinac Fort Fright makes a 2-night appearance in Mackinaw City at the beginning of October each year. Fort Fright Mackinaw City 2023 will take place October 6 and October 7 from 6:30p-9:30p.

“Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site. Most stops are suitable for all ages, but a haunted house, demon walk and werewolf walk will give thrills and chills to adults and children alike.


Fort Fright Mackinaw City Review

Camp Michilimackinac Fort Fright features the historical setting of Camp Michilimackinac enchanted with a haunted theme. Colonial Michilimackinac is transformed into a Haunted “Fort Fright” where werewolves, soldiers, witches, a ghost bride, and other legendary characters roam. Camp Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City is a reconstruction of an 18th Century fort and fur trading village. At “Fort Fright,” guests can walk through the trails and the fort stopping at campfires to hear stories told by costumed characters. The characters that will be seen and talked about throughout the evening are drawn from a book called Were-Wolves and Will-o-the-Wisps: French Tales of Mackinac Retold, which was authored by Dirk Gringhuis and published by Mackinac State Historic Parks in 1974.

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The inside of the Camp Michilimackinac fort is filled with wooden houses that each feature a fun haunted activity to make it “Fort Fright.” There is a haunted house – 2 stories high and frightfully fun; a fortune teller that uses tarot cards to read fortunes of those gathered around the table; a story teller recounting tales of the attack on the fort; a reconstruction of St Anne’s Roman Catholic church where guests sit on long benches in the dark while the “priest” tells of the history; a werewolf walk as well as a demon walk…scary trails set up within the fort and meant to fright; and more.

There is so much to do at Camp Michilimackinac Fort Fright. It is easy to spend the entire evening visiting from house to house, stopping to hear stories by the campfires, and walking on the various trails.

Camp Michilimackinac Fort Fright in Mackinaw City is completely set up outdoors so guests should dress for the weather.

Fort Fright runs on a Friday/Saturday in early October each year from 6:30p-9p. There is an admission fee for those 5 and older.

Colonial Michilimackinac / Mackinaw City
102 West Straits Ave Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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