George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes

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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, located in Vincennes, Indiana, on the banks of the Wabash River at what is believed to be the site of Fort Sackville, is a United States National Historical Park. President Calvin Coolidge authorized a classical memorial and President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the completed structure in 1936.

On February 25, 1779, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark, older brother of William Clark, led the capture of Fort Sackville and British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton as part of the celebrated Illinois Campaign, which lasted from 1778 to 1779. The heroic march of Clark's men from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River in mid-winter and the subsequent victory over the British remains one of the most memorable feats of the American Revolution.

In 1966, Indiana transferred the site to the National Park Service. Adjacent to the memorial is a visitor center which presents interpretive programs and displays. The center is situated on South 2nd Street in Vincennes. The site is located in the Vincennes Historic District.

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  • Best Little National Park! The Beautiful murals- love learning about America’s history- this is a Gem! Love the Location which is right on the Walbash River.  more »
  • I decided to take a few days off and had never visited Vincennes. Being a history student this is almost inexcusable. I had seen pictures of the memorial but never expected it to be so BIG, Not only....  more »
  • What a wonderful find! I’ve visited the forts and battlefields of the revolutionary war at Mackinaw Island Michigan and New Orleans, I don’t recall being taught in class about this part of the revolutionary war in Indiana!?!?!?! ... It’s small , but still packed with beauty and history, and a lot to offer. No remnants of the fort is left though , just pictures and imagination. As usual the park rangers were knowledgeable and personable. Unfortunate more remnants and land could not be saved from the revolutionary war as was from the civil war.
  • Very neat place, we stopped because it was part of the National parks system and ended up learning a lot related to Indiana and the revolutionary war. Only took us about 1.5 hours to do the visitor center, watch a movie (highly recommend) and walk around the monument. There is more to see but time was a factor for us today. If you are in the neighborhood I recommend checking out this park.

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