The Apple River Fort is now open!
Visitors will be required to wear a mask and to social distance (6 feet) while inside the Interpretive Center, and are strongly recommended to do so elsewhere on site.
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We will not be scheduling group tours at this time.


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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