Voted one of Top 10 Tourist Attractions by Family Fun Magazine. On a southern bluff of Mackinac Island, towering 150 feet above the majestic Straits of Mackinac, is a fort once occupied by 18th-century British Redcoats and 19th-century American soldiers. This is Fort Mackinac, a military compound that holds significant history spanning several centuries. At Fort Mackinac, history is alive and you’re a part of it! Step inside and hear bugle music, rifle fire, and a cannon blast. Dance to a 19th century tune, drill with soldiers, play Victorian children’s games. It’s the 1880s. Imagine it. And then walk inside and live it.The Sutler’s Museum Store at Fort Mackinac is located within the ground floor of the Soldiers’ Barracks,built in 1859. The store offers a variety of items unique to Fort Mackinac, and only available inside thefort.