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October 19th & 20th, 2024

Fort Massac Encampment School Day Program

Mark your calendars for Friday October 18th, 2024, as Fort Massac State Park will become the biggest History Classroom in Southern Illinois.  Step into the past and witness history come to life right before your eyes. From the French and Indian War to the early 1800s, your students will be fully immersed in historical events like never before. Our all-star team of volunteer re-enactors will be on hand to showcase demonstrations and presentations that will make history class the highlight of your school year! Say goodbye to boring textbooks and hello to an unforgettable learning experience. Ready to make history?

Join us for Education Day!

Buses are recommended to arrive at 9AM.

Program will begin at 9:30AM and end at 2:00PM

Each group will receive a schedule for the day upon arrival. 

Limited food vendors will be open. Students should bring sack lunches for a lunch break from 11AM - 12PM

Merchants will sell items on a limited basis.

Registration is not required but highly recommended due to high numbers of students attending.

To ensure your school/homeschool is included in the school day program, please email 

sheryl.durham@illinois.gov

or call 618-524-4712

prior to Oct. 18th, 2023

2023 Fort Massac Encampment

2023 Fort Massac Encampment

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Help support the Fort Massac Encampment by staying in a Metropolis Hotel or B & B.  Click HERE To book you room!  

Frequently Asked Encampment Questions 

How do I become a vendor at the Encampment? 

How do I secure a campsite during the Encampment? 

Can I bring my dog or small animal to the Encampment?

Encampment Vendors are handled through IDNR.  You will need to contact Fort Massac State Park - 618-524-4712 for more information.  

Fort Massac State Park campground reservations must be made at

Explore More IL.

Overflow Camping is available on a first come first serve basis.  Overflow Camping must be fully self containted.

You may bring you dog or small animal however we do not encourage you doing so.  The animal must be on a leash at all times and all animal deposits must be cleaned by the handler immediately.  There are very large crowds and frequent gun shots and cannon blasts, which scare most animals. 

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