Events

October 13-14

French and Indian War Encampment

Fort des Chartres Historic Site, 1350 State Route 155, PDR, IL 62277

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October 13-14

French and Indian War Encampment

 1750s historically dressed Native American, soldier, militia, and camp follower re-enactors participate in everyday camp activities and military drills. 

Fort des Chartres Historic Site, 1350 State Route 155, PDR, IL 62277

November 3-4

Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous

10:00am-5:00pm Sat - 10:00am-3:00pm Sun.

Fort de Chartres Historic Site, 1350 State Route 155, PDR. IL 62277

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November 3-4

Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous


 

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site presents a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food when the annual Winter Rendezvous returns November 3 & 4th.

Soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans (as portrayed by historic re-enactors) will gather at the rendezvous. They’ll trade goods, buy supplies, and some will take part in a shooting contest that requires them to walk through the woods and fire flintlocks at pop-up targets.

The rendezvous is fun both for the participants demonstrating frontier life from 1700 to1820 and for visitors spending an autumn day wandering among the tents, campfires and historic French colonial fort. The event is open and free to the general public.   This event is hosted by Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres and sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres.


Hosted by: Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres and Sponsered by: Les AMis du Fort des Chartres

10:00am-5:00pm Sat - 10:00am-3:00pm Sun.

Fort de Chartres Historic Site, 1350 State Route 155, PDR. IL 62277