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Fright at the Fort

Saturday, October 23, 2021
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fright at the Fort

Visit the Fort for an evening of spooky fun! How would you keep a witch out of your house? Cure a case of cholera? Learn about 1830s mourning and funeral customs and find out why it matters which way the deceased is carried out of the house. Meet the ghost of John Gray, and hear the story of his life—and death—on the Illinois frontier. Kids can make the popular 19th century optical illusion toy—the Thaumatrope—and hear a selection of spooky stories around the fire.

Location ( Map )
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
311 E. Myrtle St.
Elizabeth, IL 61028

(815) 858-2028

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Directions from nearest highway
Turn off of Route 20 at E. Myrtle Street. Then take a right onto Old Fort Road and follow it straight back to the Fort.

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

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