• "Plaque Commemorating the fort's history"
  • "Signage approaching the fort"
  • "Interacting with children during rendezvous"
  • "Hill's Fort blockhouse"
  • "Love seeing the flag flying so high"
  • "Saluting the flag during the National Anthem"
  • "Visitors love learning about the history of Hill's Fort.
  • "Vendors and demonstrators interacting with guests."
  • "This is real hands-on learning."

Welcome!

The Hill's Fort Society is a federal non-profit historic corporation. The American Farm Heritage Museum near Greenville, Illinois has offered land on their site for the reconstruction of Hill's Fort. A cabin was the first building constructed, and the blockhouse such as it would have looked around the time of the War of 1812 is now complete. A smaller cabin and palisade walls are also complete. Our most recent project was a blacksmith shop.

The Hill's Fort Society mission is to collect, preserve, and share an important part of our nations' history. As a federal non-profit historic corporation, we focus on the history of Bond County and Early Illinois, as well as the Forts of Illinois. Read more about the history of Hill's Fort here.

Directors to the reconstructed fort: I-70 to exit 45 south on route 127; then 100 yards south of the interstate turn east (left) on Museum Ave. Follow this 1/4 mile to the reconstruction site. Follow us also on our Facebook page.



American Farm Heritage Museum

Bond County Genealogical Society

Bond County Historical Society