Plan A Visit
Come for a special event, visit during open hours, or even stop by while we're closed!
Special Events are, well, special! See the Fort come alive!
Doesn't it look like our volunteers have a great time interpreting history? They do!
Welcome to the Apple River Fort State Historic Site. Nestled in the rolling hills of northwest Illinois, the Apple River Fort stands against the weather 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 & Sunday
9 am to 4 pm
Our Visitor Center features friendly, knowledgeable staff plus exhibits, a gift shop, and a short dramatic video. The restored Fort is open for self-guided tours.
Black Hawk War, 1832