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Address: 6251 Shoal Creek Rd, Germantown, IL 62218-2815
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+1 618-523-4749

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A great time at Bob's fort

Bob is amazing person ,I love going to see the fort with my grandchildren they like history stories that Bob speak

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Peggy G
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Bob is amazing person ,I love going to see the fort with my grandchildren they like history stories that Bob speak

Thank Peggy G
Pocahontas, Illinois
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a place for all to visit. Mr. Eversgerd has built this fort with his own two hands (and some others to help the process along) and has moved in cabins and buildings that preserve the history of our ancestors. Inside the main building he has a museum featuring Native American artifacts including, but not limited to, axes, arrowheads,... More 

Thank mhaller28
Columbia, Illinois
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2 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have been out to Bob and Blanche's fort many times and learn something new every time I am there ! They are wonderful people that enjoy the peace and tranquility of the country. They are dedicated to what they love, and donate their time and knowledge freely to anyone who asks. HUGE THANKS for all they do to contribute... More 

Thank VacationSmokeyMts
Chicago, Illinois
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2,779 reviews
1,092 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,778 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Until I heard about Bob Eversgerd's Civil War fort, the only thing I knew about Germantown, Illinois, was it is the birthplace of St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Fame baseball player/manager Red Schoendienst. But Eversgerd's fort is something else. Truthfully, it is a misnomer. There were no forts of this kind in the Civil War. And, of course, the Civil... More 

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Best kept secret in Southern IL! Lived in this area for almost 20 years and never knew this awesome 1800's fort existed off a country road near Germantown, IL, If you are a history buff or would just like to see an authentic fort/village from long ago-stop off here on your way home from St. Louis like we did. We... More 

1 Thank Laura V
Springfield, Illinois
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60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Under construction since 1984 and it's not done yet. If you're a professional or amateur mason, plan on coming out and helping Bob get the perimeter walls done. Unskilled workers would certainly not have any problem filling days of labor needed to move this fantastic vision to the finish line. There has been so much effort put into this project,... More 

Thank ruzz2112
Highland, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

This place is amazing and to think it was all done by one man. It's like spending 2 hrs in the 1800's. He has one of the best collections of arrowheads and other artifacts that I have ever seen. This place is a must see for history buffs.

6 Thank Richard H
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2012

I have been to Bob's fort several times. As my grandkids get older I take them there for a quality learning experience. .Bob has made it very interesting and enjoyable for all of us. His collection of artifacts is museum quality,and his knowledge is incredible. He has always taken time to explain "How it was done in the old days".... More 

6 Thank captmik
Pocahontas Illinois
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2011

"Bob's Fort" is perhaps the most interesting destination in the St. Louis Metro East. "Bob's Fort" is the lifework of Bob Eversgerd. In 1984, Bob decided he wanted to build a fort. Not just any fort, but his vision of an 18th century stone fortress such as the French might have built - if they had time. Bob claims that... More 

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