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Fort Massac Encampment

Sat, Oct 19 – Sun, Oct 20, 2024 • 9:00am - 5:00pm

1308 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960

See what life was like back in the 1700s and early 1800s at Fort Massac State Park’s 44th annual Fort Massac Encampment.

This annual reenactment of late-1700s Illinois life on the frontier prairie features blanket traders, merchants, military units, fife and drum corps, and period-style food from more than 20 vendors. The encampment offers military drills, mock battles, along with storytelling and children's activities.


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