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


The Apple River Fort State Historic Site is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Apple River Fort, the Black Hawk War, and the stories of the people on both sides of the war. As such, we offer several resources both at the site and online. Visitors, researchers, and educators are welcome to browse and use any resources listed here. For more information or any questions about resources listed, please contact the site.  

The official website of the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska. Also

known as the Ne ma ha ha ki.

The official website of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma, the largest of three federally

recognized tribes of Sauk and Meskwaki Native American peoples. Also known as the

Thakiwaki or Sa ki wa ki.

A complete database of Black Hawk War veterans from Illinois, based on the research of

Ellen M. Whitney, former official Illinois State Historian.

The official website of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. Also known as the