Masks are required inside the Interpretive Center,
regardless of your vaccination status.

This is in accordance with guidelines set by the IDPH and the CDC.

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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 1st to October 31st

Wednesday through Sunday
9 am - 5 pm


November 1st to April 30th

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