Apple River Fort HIstoric Foundation


The Apple River Fort Historic Foundation was founded over ten years ago. Dedicated members spent five years rebuilding the Apple River Fort. The original fort was the only fort attacked by Black Hawk and 200 Sauk warriors during the Black Hawk War in northern Illinois in the summer of 1832. Three women named Elizabeth are credited with saving the Fort that day as their bravery was tested when they assisted the militia in defending the Fort. The town earned it's name the day that the Elizabeths' defended the Fort. Today costumed interpreters work at the Fort recreating life in 1832 to over 30,000 visitors yearly. School tours and education programs make up a significant portion of the attendance.


PO Box 26 311 E. Myrtle
Elizabeth, IL 61028

update contact information

Information out of date? Sign in to edit
Sign in to view
amount raised
Sign in to view
Support Apple River Fort HIstoric Foundation

You have the power to make a big difference for Apple River Fort HIstoric Foundation

Sign up for Goodsearch & Goodshop and we’ll donate to your cause when you search the web and shop online!

learn more »

get started

here’s how you can help

  1. Create an accountGet started by creating an account so you can start raising money for your cause for free!
  2. Do things you already doUse Goodsearch for everyday activities like searching the web and shopping online. Plus, when you shop at Goodshop, you save money with over 100,000 coupons and deals too!
  3. We donateWe’ll make a donation to your chosen cause when you search the web or shop online! learn more »