Apple River Fort
Apple River Fort

Our Foundation


The Apple River Fort Historic Foundation is composed of citizens who are dedicated to the successful presentation and programming of history at the Apple River Fort State Historic Site. The Foundation supports these efforts through fundraising activities, monetary contributions, and annual membership dues.

The Foundation was established in 1994 to locate the original site of Apple River Fort and raise the funds necessary to rebuild the fort buildings and palisade.

Today, the Foundation supports living history programming for Special Events and seeks to encourage kids activities. The Apple River Fort Foundation also continues to encourage participation in the Fort's outdoor activities, which provides the visitor with a provocative learning experience.  One project is the Casper/Koester circa 1830's cabin that the Foundation is presently restoring. 

The vision for the Fort continues, and the Foundation seeks to not only sustain this historic site, but also look to future. Please join us in becoming a part of history.

Become an Apple River Fort Historic Foundation member!  Email or call the Apple River Fort for more information about the Foundation and membership.

The Massbach Ridge Winery supports the Foundation and Apple River Fort in the Blackhawk Red and Elizabeth White wines.



Apple River Fort State Historic Site
P.O. Box 206, 311 E. Myrtle
Elizabeth, Illinois  61028

Phone: 815.858.2028
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