Chester, Illinois - Home of Popeye

Fort Kaskaskia

The Fort was built by the French as protection from the British during the French & Indian War. The earthworks are all that remain of the fort.

Hours: 8 AM . 8 PM, Wednesday through Sunday.

Campground: no reservations required; open 7 days a week. 32 Class B sites with electric hookups @ $13 per night; 50 Class D sites with no amenities @ $6 per night.

Kaskaskia & Pierre Menard Home Brochure

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Website

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