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

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

This Weekend’s Outlook!

Looking for some last minute plans for the weekend? Look no further! The Germanfest is happening all weekend at the Highland Woods Park! Searching for a fun event for the whole family? Check out the “Climbing, Clinging, and Grabbing” Nature Walk taking place on Saturday afternoon at Ouabache Trails Park! There is something for everyone to enjoy this weekend in Vincennes/Knox County!


Celebrate Vincennes’ German heritage at this year’s Germanfest!

The 46th annual Germanfest returns this Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. Come out and enjoy German food, beverages, music and fellowship! The event will run from 6:00pm – midnight both nights at Highland Woods Park!

Family meals will be available inside the Highland Woods Community Center from 6:00 – 8:00pm both Friday and Saturday. Evening entertainment will be provided by The Prost Band, playing from 8:00pm – midnight both Friday and Saturday.

Admission is $5 a person, ages 21+ ONLY after 8:oopm! Germanfest serves as one of the big fundraisers for the Vincennes Catholic Schools.


“Climbing, Clinging, and Grabbing” Nature Walk

Some plants need to reach the sunlight by climbing up other plants or obstacles. During the “Climbing, Clinging, and Grabbing” nature walk, Terri Talarek King, master naturalist, will lead a casual walk to look for these plants and see how they accomplish the task. Join in on the fun happening August 12th!

Participants will be using Trail 7 at Ouabache Trails Park. You will first explore the wetland area and then an upland portion, which include some steep slopes. Magnifiers and insect repellent are recommended.

All ages are welcome! There is no registration fee for this event. Meet at 2:00pm at the Sacajawea Shelter House!

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