Fort Massac State Park

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Metropolis, IL 62960- Map It
(618) 524-9321

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Massac State Park is off I-24 exit 37, then 1 mi. s.e. on US 45. Encompassing 1,450 acres, it is the site of 1757 Fort Massac. In 1778 Gen. George Rogers Clark and his Kentucky Long Knives rested at the fort on the way to capture Kaskaskia. A reconstructed fort and statue of Clark mark the site, and pedestrians and cyclists alike enjoy the 8.7-mile George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail. The third weekend in October the fort celebrates its heritage with an 18th-century-style encampment with musket demonstrations and exhibitions of period arts and crafts. Note: The fort is temporarily closed for renovations; phone ahead for updates. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Free.
Hours: Park open daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Visitor center open Mon.-Fri. 8-3:30, Sat.-Sun. 9-4:30; closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.