Back to All Events

War of 1812 Siege of Old Fort Madison

  • Riverview Park 6th Street and Highway 61 Fort Madison, IA 52627 United States (map)

Come step back in time at historic Old Fort Madison, Iowa, the Midwest's oldest American military garrison on the upper Mississippi River. Discover what life was like at a  United States fur trading post on the rugged frontier of the Missouri Territory. Learn the exciting heritage of Iowa before it was a state and of its involvement in the War of 1812. This historic installation was home to Captain Horatio Stark's Company of the First Regiment, United States Infantry, from 1808 to 1813.