ATTENTION! CHANGES TO OPERATING HOURS--

Due to staffing shortages, the Fort is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9am to 5 pm.

Welcome!


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.


OPEN YEAR-ROUND

May 1st to October 31st

Wednesday through Sunday
9 am - 5 pm


November 1st to April 30th

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