Annual Fort de Chartres French and Indian War Encampment

The French and Indian War was the North American theater of the worldwide 7 Years War, taking place in the 1750s-1760s. Although there were never any battles at Fort de Chartres, the surrender of this fort in 1765 marked the final event of the war.

Each year, sutlers and reenactors dressed as Native Americans, soldiers, militia, and camp followers participate in everyday camp activities, craft demonstrations, battle reenactments, and shooting competitions. 

Event times are October 14, 2017 10am-4pm & October 15, 2017 10am -3pm


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Latitude: 38.092091 Longitude: -90.166687 Elevation: 371 ft
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Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

Event Dates

10/14/2017 – 10/14/2017

Admission Fee (if any)

Even is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

Family friendly event is appropriate for all ages

Accessibility Notes

Handicapped parking is available, along with a gravel path from the parking lot into and along the inside of the Fort. The Site's museum and restrooms are wheelchair accessible via a ramp in back.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on a 10 foot leash and service animals are welcome anywhere on site including the grounds, inside the museum, and in the reconstructed buildings.

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