Welcome to Indiana’s Territorial Past, located in Vincennes and Knox County.

Indiana’s first city is the perfect getaway for history enthusiasts.

"Muster On The Wabash" - Fort Knox II

Relive authentic encampments of the War of 1812 and Indiana Territorial Period. Held on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, you will witness the confrontation between Governor William Henry Harrison (later 9th U.S. President) and Shawnee Leader Tecumseh. Experience the daily battle, patrol with Harrison's troops, gentlemen's duel, cannon, rifle and musket demonstrations and children's activities while strolling the grounds of historic Fort Knox II. Food and period vendors complete the atmosphere in portraying early Vincennes history! Fort Knox II was built in 1803, three miles north of Vincennes on the Wabash River. In 1810, Captain Zachary Taylor strengthened the fort and Shawnee Leader Tecumseh visited it. In 1811, Indiana Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison "mustered" his troops here before the Battle of Tippecanoe. The fort's stockade is marked with short posts and interpretive signs. For more information, contact David Weaver or Richard Day at 812.882.7422 or vincennesshs@indianamuseum.org


"Muster On The Wabash" - Fort Knox II
3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road
Vincennes, Indiana 47591

(812) 882-7422
Toll Free
(800) 886-6443


Saturday, November 5, 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, November 6, 10:00am - 4:00pm Battle daily @ 1:30pm.

Manager: Vincennes State Historic Sites
Admission Information:

FREE admission (parking is $5.00 per car)

This location is wheelchair accessible.
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*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.