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Vincennes - 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

Deb S

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Very interesting and informative park rangers telling the story of a battle i had never heard of. Glad we went and learned about this part of history.

Brendan O'Dell

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Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
The only Federal Monument in the Mid West. Great 4th of July fireworks show. Museum on location, as well as Old Cathedral Church, and the Memorial Bridge. Just off the Wabash river. Good place to skip stones. Good place to fly rc planes and helicopters plenty of open air space in town. Good place to ride a bike or skateboard.

David Libby

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Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017
An often overlooked National Historic Park, with an impressive monument on the Wabash River. Small in acreage, but important in frontier history, it's free to visit and walk the grounds. Great for kids and adults alike.

Leo Finn

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Magical place to walk around (at night especially) or sit and read/write.

Happy Zips

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Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Tbh, it made me extremely uncomfortable to leave my full energy drink at the counter. Federal official or not, that's kind of creepy. Cool monument. Just don't bring drinks.

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