Apple River Fort State Historic Site

Elizabeth, Illinois  USA

Plan A Visit

 

Come for a special event, visit during open hours, or even stop by while we're closed!

Special Events

 

Special Events are, well, special!   See the Fort come alive!

Volunteer

 

Doesn't it look like our volunteers have a great time interpreting history?  They do!

Welcome


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.


OPEN YEAR-ROUND

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.

Apple River Fort

Black Hawk War, 1832