George Rogers Clark National
401 S. 2nd St.
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
(812) 882-1776 ext. 110
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
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
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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