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Great day trip

Stumbled onto this IL gem on a simple drive down s. IL. What a great surprise. Loved the pristine... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Ken B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
History and birding combined

We walked the grounds looking and listening for birds--even had a Northern Bobwhite. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Edge W
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Columbia, Missouri
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1350 State Route 155, Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277-2006
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Stumbled onto this IL gem on a simple drive down s. IL. What a great surprise. Loved the pristine surroundings and historical significance. Great place

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We walked the grounds looking and listening for birds--even had a Northern Bobwhite. The museum was very interesting. Displays included artifacts from digs at the site. The military occupation history was very well done. Missing, though, was a good discussion of the French settlers'--when and...More

Thank Edge W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

the 2018 rendezvous was a hit once again. Great food, drink and entertainment. Love this place!! Best homemade root beer anywhere. Love the sound of the black powder muskets off in the distance and the sights of the people in dress walking about. Very very...More

Thank icemakerking
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Came here during the June Rendezvous over the weekend. Pretty cool place to check out. You can go in the buildings and up into the turrets which was cool. Pretty interesting for history buffs. Expect to spend maybe an hour or 2 here at most.

Thank bfeur66
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We enjoyed learning the history of the fort and the area. The air-conditioned museum was a nice surprise!

Thank piekalo
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This site was such a well maintained part of early French history. Located near the Mississippi River. The museum reflects early history of this area very well and the artefact are excellent, a must see.

Thank Gilbert A
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Reconstructed fort on original site dating back to the early french exploration of North America. Set in a park and seemes to be open everyday dawn til dusk. There is a museum and several outbuildings open Thursday - Sunday 9-4. Bathrooms available in the museum.

1  Thank MTravi
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Fort de Chartres is a reconstructed french fort on the site of the original. This is the only remaining completed french fort that remains from the earliest french explorers and army. The fort is in a park and is free to enter although a $4...More

Thank MTravi
Reviewed 12 May 2017

full days of 17th century charm period soldiers and many kinds and blacksmiths and cooking and contest shooting and throwing. Bring the kids

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Visiting anything that old in stone & maintained is a wonder in US. Been to quite a in UK, but its different there. loved the fort & the wedding ceremony there was an added attraction.

Thank srgl0betr0tter
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