Kid's Day at Fort de Chartres

@ Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, at 1350 IL Route 155, 4 miles west of Prairie du
Rocher. The event is open and free to general public, donations welcomed. For more information contact the site at (618) 284-7230 or email

Kids’ Day features 18th century games, contests and crafts for children. FREE to the general public.

Volunteer Interpreters will be on site to allow kids their hand at 18th century rope making, archery, games and other activities. Kids can enlist to be a Fort de Chartres French Marine and can take a chance at becoming King or Queen by finding the bean in the Kings cake! All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Concessions will be available for sale throughout the day.

The site is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. IHPA protects the state’s historic resources, which contribute to education, culture and the economy. IHPA sites include ancient burial mounds, forts and buildings erected by settlers, and homes connected to famous Illinoisans.

This event runs from 10am to 4pm

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Latitude: 38.049299 Longitude: -90.088028 Elevation: 364 ft
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Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

Event Dates

5/6/2017 – 5/6/2017

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For


Accessibility Notes

wheelchair access

Pet Friendly Notes

pets must remain on a 10ft leash at all times

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