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.