The Apple River Fort is open!
Visit us 9 am - 4 pm on Friday's and Saturday's.
We will not be scheduling group tours at this time.


Please wear a mask, social distance, and stop the spread
to keep the Apple River Fort open!
Welcome!


Welcome to the Apple River Fort State Historic Site! Nestled in the rolling hills of northwest Illinois, the Apple River Fort stands to tell an epic historic tale of the 1832 Black Hawk War.


OPEN YEAR-ROUND

May to October

Wednesday through Sunday
9 am - 5 pm


November to April

Friday & Saturday

9 am - 4 pm


Our Visitor Center features friendly, knowledgeable staff plus exhibits, a gift shop, and a short dramatic video. The reconstructed Fort is open for self-guided tours.

Apple River Fort

Black Hawk War, 1832