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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park - BEST Places to Picnic

401 S. 2nd St.
Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Visitor Information
(812) 882-1776 ext. 110

(812) 882-1812

WELCOME to George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Col. George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort�s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.

The George Rogers Clark Memorial

Learn about the Clark Memorial. View the murals and statue and explore the importance of this impressive structure. A memorial such as this serves as a reminder that courage, fortitude, and valor do not go out of style.

The George Rogers Clark Memorial will be closed beginning in late July or early August 2008. It will be closed for approximately one year. All other park services will be unaffected.

The Story

To capture British forces, George Rogers Clark and his force of 170 Americans and Frenchmen made an epic 18-day trek from Kaskaskia through the freezing flood waters of the Illinois country. At times in icy water up to their shoulders, it was Clark's leadership that brought them through this incredible journey.


The park also provides opportunities for family and recreational time. A picnic area is located near the visitor center parking area. Sidewalks are strategically located throughout the park leading to a variety of monuments and statues offering a unique area in which to stroll and to explore.

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