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.

For more information, please click here.

Thank You for Your Support!

The Apple River Fort would like to extend a sincere thank you to the various businesses and individuals who have helped the Fort through generous donations, sponsorship, and promotion.

Massbach Ridge Winery
Elizabeth, Illinois

Massbach Ridge has developed a Black Hawk red wine and an Elizabeth white wine. A portion of the sales of these two wonderful wines help contribute to the Apple River Fort. Stop by the winery for a taste and to show your support!  Visit Massbach Ridge.

Artists & Artisans
Elizabeth, Illinois

Artists & Artisans have a bust of Black Hawk available for purchase in their gallery. Part of the proceeds return to the Fort to help fund educational outreach and special events. The Apple River Fort has also been a recipient of funds raised by Artists & Artisans to support local cultural institutions. This wonderful gallery is only a short walk from the Fort's Interpretive Center, so be sure to pay them a visit! Visit Artists & Artisans.