The park features a massive granite memorial which commemorates the conquest of the Old Northwest Territory. It is the largest national monument outside of Washington, D.C. The Memorial is located on the site of the former British Fort Sackville which was captured by Colonel George Rogers Clark and his army of 170 frontiersmen and Frenchmen. The moment of the fort's surrender on February 25, 1779 marks the birth of the United States north of the Ohio River. Docents are available to give tours during hours of operation. The park's Visitor Center is handicap-accessible and features exhibits, a gift shop and a 30 minute movie presentation . *Unfortunately the monument is not handicap accessible.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
8128821776, ext. 2 (front desk)
Open daily 9:00am - 5:00pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and other federal holidays.
|Manager: Frank Doughman|
|Admission Information: |
FREE and open to the public, donations accepted. *Group tours of 10+, please call the Vincennes/Knox Co. Visitors & Tourism Bureau @ 1.800.886.6443 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (EST).
|Dial 812-703-4004, site code 1 for audio tour.|
|*Note: RR's, CR's and PO boxes sometimes do not show the correct location. In such cases, you should use the contact information above to find accurate directions.|