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

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

Old Cathedral Library & Museum

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. 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
205 Church Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Toll Free

Memorial Day Weekend - August 1: 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.

Admission Information:

$1.00/Adult & $.50/student

This location is wheelchair accessible.
Dial 812-703-4004, site code 3 for audio tour.
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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.