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Fourth at the Fort

Sunday, July 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fourth at the Fort

Looking for something to do before the fireworks in Elizabeth begin? Pack a picnic lunch and join in on an afternoon of fun at the Fort!

Bring your own lunch (or grab your lunch from your favorite restaurant to-go) and have a picnic on the Fort lawn. Try historic games like Graces, Captain Says!, and Town Ball--a precursor to America's favorite pastime--baseball.

Cool off with a water race or bring a squirt gun and have a battle at the Fort. Muster into Captain Stone's militia--one lucky winner will receive a signing bonus!

Hear toasts, speeches, and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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

(815) 858-2028

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Directions from nearest highway
Take Route 20 to Elizabeth, IL, turn onto East Myrtle St. and take the next right into the Fort Interpretive Center parking lot.

For more information visit our website.

Admission: Free Admission


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