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.

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.