Make the Fort Shine!

The Fort Sheridan Historical Society was formed to honor, support, educate, and promote the Fort and its history from the late 1880’s to present.

Our goal is to provide useful information about the Fort and its history to former and current residents and those interested in the history of the Fort and the North Shore.   Click here for more information about the Society.

Please explore this site to find much more information about the Fort, its history, and how to best plan and enjoy a visit to the Fort.  To encourage further research and sharing of Fort information, please consider supporting the Society by Joining.

Did you live at the Fort?

We love to hear from former residents, especially if you have pictures from when you lived here.  Click here for to send us a message.

Did you know...

Fort Sheridan's "birthday" is March 3, 1887?  That means in 2021 the Fort will be 134 years old!  We plan to celebrate with a display at the Parade Grounds Flagpole, reveille at 9 AM, candles (or porch lights) in our windows, and Taps played at 7 in the evening.  Check back here for more details as the date approaches!


  • The Fort's birthday on March 3 - see "Did you know..." below.

  • Newsletter - the Winter 2021 Newsletter is now available here

  • Walking Tour of Fort  - June 12, 2021, Check back for more info

Founding of the Fort


Click here to see an article from the 1990s about the founding of Fort Sheridan.

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