The Apple River Fort is CLOSED to the public until further notice.
We will not be scheduling group tours at this time.

Please wear a mask, social distance, and stop the spread to help reopen the Apple River Fort! Stay safe and healthy out there!

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.


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