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

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

Rainy Day Ideas

Don’t let this weekend’s forecast dampen your spirits, there’s plenty to do in Vincennes/Knox County while it’s raining.  We have compiled a list of ideas to get you started.


Brush up on your Indiana history by visiting our local historic sites including the George Rogers Clark NHP, Grouseland – Wm. H. Harrison Mansion and Museum and the Vincennes State Historic Sites.

Tickle your funny bone at the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy.  The 3500 square foot fully interactive museum is fun for all ages.

Go on a treasure hunt at our local antique stores.

Get some retail therapy by shopping downtown in our Main Street shops.

Take the day off from the kitchen and have lunch or dinner at one of local restaurants.

Warm up with a cup of coffee at Impressed.  Bring a book or your laptop and stay awhile.

Feed your creative side at the downtown art galleries; Art Space, Northwest Territory Art Guild and the Open Gallery.

Visit our local winery, Windy Knoll, for wine tasting, a glass of wine or a wine slushie.  Browse their gift shop for gifts any wine enthusiast would appreciate.

Visit Melon Acres or the Melon Patch for fresh, local asparagus, yummy!  The Melon Patch also has gift shop and the Delish Deli.

Halter’s Market is now open for the season carrying garden plants and flowers.

Vacation in your backyard at the newly opened Reily Home Bed and Breakfast located on the corner of 8th and Buntin, rent a room for the night for night away from home.

Practice your golf swing at Waggoner Farms Driving Range featuring covered and heated teeing areas

Visit the Knox County Public Library to check out books and DVD’s.  Curl up in the sun room and read it there.

Check out one of the most comprehensive collections of military artifacts at the Indiana Military Museum


Don’t let the rain keep you indoors or away, get out and explore all that Knox County has to offer.


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