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Christmas at the Fort

Saturday, December 4, 2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Christmas at the Fort
Christmas at the Fort

Celebrate Christmas—the 1830's way! Visit the Apple River Fort and take part in historical Christmas festivities. Experience a typical frontier German Christmas, complete with a gorgeously decorated fir tree.

Visit the trading post to barter for the best goods on this side of the Mississippi, and meet Mrs. Juliette Kinzie, wife of Ho-Chunk Indian Agent John Kinzie of Portage, WI. Play with historical toys and hear how Christmas is the "Day the World Turned Upside-Down." Don't forget to check out the Fort's gift shop, where you'll find unique items for everyone on your shopping list.

This is an outdoor event, so be sure to dress warm!

Location ( Map )
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
311 East Myrtle Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028

(815) 858-2028

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Nearest Intersection
Route 20 and E. Myrtle St.

Directions from nearest highway
The Fort Interpretive Center is off of Route 20 in downtown Elizabeth, IL. The reconstructed Fort is 1/4 mile from the Interpretive Center.

For more information visit our website.

Admission: Admission Fee
Adults: $4
Children: $2

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