Come step back in time at Old Fort Madison, Iowa! Old Fort Madison is an interpretive center, period specific replica fort of the 1st Infantry's trading post established in 1808 along the Mississippi River. Discover what life was like at a United States fur trading post on the rugged frontier of the Wisconsin Territory. Learn the exciting heritage of Iowa before it was a state and of its involvement in the War of 1812.This historically accurate installation depicts the home to Captain Horatio Stark's Company of the First Regiment, United States Infantry, from 1808 to 1813.
Wander through the authentically reconstructed buildings to experience a day in the life of the men, women, and children who inhabited this factory post. Be greeted by authentically garbed historic interpreters performing the duties that were necessary to sustain life at an isolated fort. Daily duties can range from baking bread to performing military drills and musket firing.
Official Great River Road Interpretive Center
The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The scenic route passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns. Learn more >