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Worth the stop! Provides lots of Island history.

A very nice museum telling the history of the island. Instead of establishing an entrance fee, they... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
MNLisa1960
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Minnesota
Nice History, Denegraded now as Museum

Once the center of John Jacob Astor's fur-trading business, the Robert Stuart House is now a... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
StuartGustafson
,
Boise, Idaho
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The center for John Jacob Astor's fur-trading business, the Stuart House is now a museum.
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  • Terrible5%
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Mackinac Island, MI
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

A very nice museum telling the history of the island. Instead of establishing an entrance fee, they simply ask for a small donation that you decide is fair. The volunteer at the front desk was a life-long island resident and was quite knowledgable about the...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Once the center of John Jacob Astor's fur-trading business, the Robert Stuart House is now a museum. That would be fine, but you are "kindly asked" to make a donation for the privilege of going through the museum. I find that to be tacky.

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Staffed by a less than enthusiastic "greeter" who informed us that a donation was required it was still an interesting stop. Lots of models of various buildings can be found on the second floor and lots of interesting artifacts throughout along with a great walk...More

2  Thank Jenerallyhappy
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

You can walk through at your leisure. They only ask that you make a donation ... they have very nice displays!

1  Thank dmdupuis
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Just loved strolling thru this house. Attendant was very friendly and knowledgeable. She answered all our questions, and suggested other stops for us. The home and outside area was very well maintained. Suggested you all take time to visit.

1  Thank kdj101
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Not much different in this home compared to other colonial homes. Plan about 15 minutes to view everything.

2  Thank hd452016
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Reviewed September 26, 2015

It was our first visit to this museum and we were glad we stopped. Admittance is free will donation. They have many interesting displays that show the history of the island and how the people lived.

1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very interesting history of Mackinac Island. The docent has lived on the island most of her life and has many stories about life on an island with a population of around 500 people and NO automobiles, except for a police SUV and an ambulance.

2  Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed April 22, 2015

I didn't think my 7 yr old would like it but he really did. You learn a lot about the island and it's all donation. The lady running the desk was a retired "local" teacher and wonderful to talk to! Very very nice! She answered...More

1  Thank Clubines
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Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great old building and some good displays. Enjoyed the museums and art galleries on Mackinac. There is a lot of history in this town.

Thank reggietor
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