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Christmas at the Fort

Sat, Dec 07 , 2024 • 11:00am - 3:00pm

311 East Myrtle St., Elizabeth, IL 61028

Celebrate Christmas the 1832 way at Apple River Fort State Historic Site in beautiful Elizabeth, IL!

Step back in time to enjoy a typical German Christmas, complete with a decorated fir tree and hand molded marzipan. Kids and adults alike will enjoy playing with period toys and games, as well as bartering at our fur trading post for the best goods on this side of the Mississippi! And be sure to check out the Fort’s gift shop inside the Interpretive Center, just off Route 20, for unique items for everyone on your shopping list.

Places to stay nearby...

The Three Elizabeths Guest House


The Three Elizabeths Guest House is located in historic Elizabeth, IL.

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Derinda House


Comfortable accommodations located in Elizabeth, IL just 15 miles from the historic town of Galena.

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Marcotte's Family Motel


Marcotte's Family Motel is located on three acres overlooking Jo Daviess countryside, a short drive to Galena, Chestnut, Mississippi River, Apple Canyon.

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