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Fort Massac Tourist Information Center

Jct Hwy 45 & I-24, Metropolis, IL 62960

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Fort Massac Tourist Information Center is named after Fort Massac State Park.

Fort Massac State Park is Illinois' first State Park. In 1757, French soldiers built a wooden fort at the southern tip of Illinois

Bordering the Ohio River. This wooden fort would later be called Fort Massac, named after the French minister of Colonial Affairs, M. de Massiac. Fort Massac was added to the National Register of Historic Places and in 1908 the fort was dedicated as Illinois' first state park. Fort Massac Tourist Information Center is located at the entrance of Shawnee National Forest. This center is also located on the Ohio Scenic Byway.

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Over 100 types of beer and a fun filled evening in Metropolis.

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Fort Massac Encampment

Fort Massac State Park •  Oct 19 – Oct 20 @ 9AM

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

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