Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site

4372 Park Road, Ellis Grove IL 62241 | 618-859-3741
The Great River Road in Illinois

The fort was built by the French in 1759 and was used to protect the village of Kaskaskia, the region's main commercial center at the time. All that remains today are fascinating earthworks outlining what was once the fort’s perimeter. The site also has a campground and a scenic overlook of the Mississippi River and Kaskaskia Island.


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WHAT'S NEARBY...

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Chester Country Club (semi-private)

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Kaskaskia Bell State Memorial

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