There are 14 original buildings standing on the site as well, including:
- 1. Commissary Building: Once used for food storage; today houses a video program.
- 2. Post Headquarters: Used for the paymaster and offices.
- 3. Quartermaster's Storehouse: Held any and all equipment needed by the soldiers during the Fort's history.
- 4. Post Bathhouse: The newest building, built in 1885, housing 6 baths for the soldiers comfort.
- 5. Soldiers Barracks: Used to house the 100+ soldiers stationed there, but today houses a museum and the gift shop called the Sutler's Store.
- 6. Post Schoolhouse: Where the soldiers went in the last years of Fort Mackinac's military existence to become better educated.
- 7. Hill Quarters: Many Lieutenants lived within these walls, notice the difference from the Barracks.
- 8. Post Hospital: Where the post doctor/surgeon treated patients until a new hospital was built in 1860.
- 9. Officer's Stone Quarters: Michigan's oldest building (1780) and used to house officers. Today holds the Kids Quarters and the Tea Room.
- 10. Wood Quarters: Used for various purposes over the life of the building, including officers' quarters and a post canteen that served Schlitz beer, but no whiskey.
- 11. Post Guardhouse: Prisoners had been held on this site for over a century.
- 12-14: North, East, and West Blockhouses: Stone towers built by the first Americans garrisoning Fort Mackinac standing like restless sentinels, watching over the three main palisades of Fort Mackinac.
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