Fort Massac Metropolis IL
by Theresa Leschmann
(Creal Springs, IL)
Foreground is the outline of the original fort, background is the current fort
We visit Fort Massac several times a year. Aside from being a wonderful place every day, reenactments are held throughout the year depicting life and often the brutal fighting that was part of early America. There is a fabulous visitor center with a short film about the history of the fort and it's prominence in Illinois history. There are camping sites and several playgrounds in the wooded areas surrounding the fort and a breathtaking view of the Ohio River. A picnic lunch and a little imagination makes this a great rest stop on any tor of southern Illinois.