18th Century Cannon Demonstration at Fort de Chartres

Date: Jul 04, 2020 | Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

18th Century Cannon Demonstration at Fort de Chartres. Two dates: Saturdays, July 4th & August 1st. Members of the French Colonial Artillery will demonstrate the techniques used to fire a cannon and explain the role that artillery played at the Fort. See website for more info.

For More Information:

Fort de Chartres | 618-284-7230 | Website

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site can be visited year-round and is open Thursday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm. Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated. The Fort also holds several events throughout the year, including the Fort de Chartres Rendezvous held in June, the Fort de Chartres French & Indian War Encampment in October, and the Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk in November.

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

Directions: The Fort is about an hour from downtown St. Louis. Take I-64 East into Illinois to I-255 and exit going South. Take Exit#6 for IL-3 toward Columbia. Take IL-3 to Ruma and then turn west on IL-155. Follow IL-155 through Prairie du Rocher to the site. Fort de Chartres will be on the left.

Address:


1350 Illinois Route 155,
Prairie du Rocher, IL
62277





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