Located behind the Old Cathedral, is the oldest library in Indiana containing ten thousand rare volumes and documents. The oldest document in the collection is a Papal Bull issued by Pope John XXII, dated 1319. The oldest book is a 13th century illuminated manuscript volume on vellum of the Officium Sanctae Mariae. Artifacts on display include prehistoric stone tools, 18th and 19th century maps and paintings, Governor William Henry Harrison's peace pipe, Shawnee Warrior Tecumseh's war club, various chalices, Abraham Lincoln's campaign banner and many other items too numerous to mention.
Old Cathedral Library & Museum
Summer Hours (through August 7): Monday - Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. To schedule a group tour of ten more people, please call the Vincennes/Knox Co. Visitors & Tourism Bureau at 1.800.886.6443.
|Manager: Father Dave Fleck|
|Admission Information: |
$1.00/Adult & $.50/student
|Dial 812-703-4004, site code 3 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.|