“Travel back in time”
Experience the scenic splendor of southern Illinois with plenty of outdoor fun and time-telling events at Fort Massac State Park. Overlooking the mighty Ohio River from the southern tip of Illinois, this majestic location has been preserved and maintained since 1908, when it became Illinois’ first state park.Today, Fort Massac is a captivating reminder of days gone by, a fascinating excursion through the entire course of American history, and the perfect place to relax in soothing natural surroundings and explore the life style of our young country. The historic site is a replica of the 1802 American fort that was on site. The historic fort area contains two barracks, three block houses, officer quarters, well, stockade and a fraise fence. The site also has the archaeological outline of the 1757 French Fort. Aa visitors center/office complex with a museum complete the infrastructure.Recreations of pioneer life of the 1700s take place during the annual Fort Massac Encampment and several living history weekends each year to bring the past to life, letting you experience it yourself.With all this, and the picnicking, camping, hiking, boating and hunting opportunities available in the rest of the 1,450-acre Massac County park is an alluring, complete and self-contained family vacation spot.
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Fort Massac State Park
- Fri: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sun: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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