Fort Massac

Santa Claus plans to be at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis on Dec. 17. Santa is scheduled to be at the visitors center at the park from noon to 3 p.m. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is scheduled to be shown. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
An Olde Tyme Christmas is planned Sunday, Dec. 11, at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The Massiac Marines are slated to be a part of the holiday season event, which will be at the visitors center at the park.  They will show how a traditional Christmas might have been for the French soldier...
Reenactors portrayed soldiers during last weekend's encampment at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis, which was held during an unusually warm weekend in October.
Saturday was one of those glorious, and totally unanticipated, days which pop up occasionally during the middle of October. Sunday wasn't bad, either. Yours truly and The Other Half made their traditional, annual trek to the Fort Massac Encampment in Metropolis last Saturday morning. We were joined...
The Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society will be leading a bird watching field trip in Fort Massac on Sunday, Oct. 16.  Because of the Encampment, participants should meet at the Belgrade Road back entrance at the bike trail at 8 a.m.  Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. There is no...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced on Sept. 26, that campsite reservations are now available at Southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  Reservations can be...
"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" is scheduled to be shown Friday, July 22, at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The movie is scheduled to be shown at dusk (approximately 8:40 p.m.). Admission is free. Concessions will be available to purchase.
Retired botanist John Schwegman will present Hummingbirds of the World on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. at the Fort Massac State Park Visitors Center, 1308 East 5th Street. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

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