George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Overview

The George Rogers Clark Memorial, dedicated in 1936, stands on the site of Fort Sackville to commemorate the capture of the fort from British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton and his soldiers by Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark and his frontiersmen on February 25, 1779. The heroic march of Clark's men from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi in mid-winter and the subsequent victory over the British remains one of the great feats of the American Revolution. Adjacent to the memorial there is a visitor center offering a 30-minute interpretive film and exhibits.

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Activities

Seasonality / Weather

This area experiences four distinct seasons, with generally hot and humid summers, moderately cold winters, and highly variable weather in both spring and fall. Prevailing wind direction is primarily southwest, and can bring in large storm systems that greatly affect both temperature and precipitation levels.

Directions

Driving: 

The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is located within the city of Vincennes, Indiana. Vincennes is located along the Wabash river in the southwestern part of the state. Evansville is approximately 50 miles to the south and Terre Haute is approximately 50 miles to the north. Highway 41 provides good roads from both of these cities. Highway 50 provides access from the east and west. From Highway 50 east and west or from Highway 41 from the north use the 6th St. exit and stay on 6th St. until reaching the intersection with Barnett St. (approximately 2.5 miles). Turn right on Barnett and follow it to the park. On Highway 41 from the South use the Willow St. exit. Turn right on Willow St. for approximately two miles to its intersections with South 6th St., turn right. Travel four blocks and turn left on Barnett St. which will lead to the park.