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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

401 South 2nd Street
812-882-1776

In 1779 during the Revolutionary War, George Rogers Clark overtook of the British Fort Sackville. His doing so eventually led to a peace treaty with the British that would expand the young United States’ boundaries westward to the middle of the Great Lakes. The park commemorates Clark by telling this story and some of Clark’s other exploits and their role in the nation’s development. The memorial in the park was dedicated in 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, administered by the National Park Service.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park offers lessons about 18th century frontier life as experienced by pioneers along the western fringe of the American Revolution. To take in the park's movie and the Clark memorial, visitors are encouraged to set aside at least one hour. However, should more time be available.

The park also provides opportunities for family and recreational time. A picnic area is located near the visitor center parking area. Sidewalks are strategically located throughout the park leading to a variety of monuments and statues offering a unique area in which to stroll and to explore.Park grounds are located adjacent to the downtown area of Vincennes. While visiting the park, make time to wander the sidewalks. Visit Vincennes' unique shops, antique stores, and flavorful diners.



Reviews

Hannah VanDermolen

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
This historical site will always have a special place in my heart. I've been coming here every year since I was born for the Rendezvous and it never disappoints!

Leslie Bowden

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
What a beautiful monument and park. I brought my cousin's daughter for a day trip and we were both delighted. Very friendly rangers. Beautiful grounds.

Brent Hendricks

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Plan to see the movie at the visitor center and tour the memorial building which has enormous paintings depicting significant events of the period. Also see the nearby Indian mound where you can see the memorial from a few miles away. Rich in history

Kelly Solomon

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
1st time to the annual Rendezvous & will be making it an annual event. Vendors very friendly & happy to share stories of how they make their products accurate to the time period of the 18th century. Very informative, food vendors were very fair with prices & local boy scouts with a wagon of ice cold water for $1 were easy to find. Aside from the 92° weather it was a perfect day!

Lynne Westover

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Friday, June 22, 2018
I enjoy the the history of this memorial. But a great time to visit is the Saturday or Sunday before Memorial day. That is when they have the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezous. Lots of living history of the Revolution War during the two days.

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