Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum, Battle Ground

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The Tippecanoe Battlefield Park preserves the location of the Battle of Tippecanoe fought on November 7, 1811.
The 16acre site of the battle was deeded to the State of Indiana by John Tipton, a veteran of the fight, on November 7, 1836, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the battle. The site was used for a number of major political rallies during its earlier years, those most significant being on May 29, 1840 in favor of William Henry Harrison's bid for the White House attended by 30,000 people.
The location was attracting visitors by the 1850s, and the battlefield was bordered by the Louisville, New Albany, & Salem Railroad during that decade. A refreshment stand was built adjacent to the site to accommodate visitors, and this land was later purchased by the Northwest Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church and used for the Battle Ground Collegiate Institute and later for a Methodist youth camp. Despite interest in the location for the sesquicentennial of the battle in 1961, the camp was abandoned in 1971 and the location was neglected. It was designated a National Historical Landmark in 1960. It is located in the Battle Ground Historic District.
Local residents acquired the Methodist property upon its closure, and created a museum in the camp's lodge. The citizen's group merged with the Tippecanoe County Historical Association in 1990 which took over operation of the museum. The museum was extensively renovated in 1995.
The Battlefield Monument was ceded to the Tippecanoe County Park Board in 1972.
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  • This is where the eastern - mid Ohio native americans tried to establish a "capital" and then begin to create a unified Nation of tribes. The battle history is interesting and what I think was fairly ...  more »
  • I read a bit about this battle before our visit and that made the visit more interesting. You can enter the fenced area where the battle took place and see the tall memorial located there. Across the ...  more »
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  • It was very interesting and had a lot of things to see. The tour took roughly about 40 minutes. The tour area could use a coat of fresh paint (walls were a bit warn in areas) but great to see all of the uniforms and artifacts of life during that time. Not sure if it was worth the $10 we spent for the experience (my husband and I), but it was rather educational. However I will say the monument outside was a site to see and I am glad I got to have the experience.
  • The museum brings the Battle to life, taking you step-by-step through what it was like to be awakened at 4 am with shots ringing out around you. Very interesting.

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