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    George Rogers Clark

    National Historical Park Indiana

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  • Change in Park Hours

    The George Rogers Clark Memorial and Visitor Center are now closed on all federal holidays except Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.

Frequently Asked Questions

William Clark (left), George Rogers Clark (right)

William Clark, left, George Rogers Clark, right

Is George Rogers Clark the Clark of Lewis and Clark fame?

George Rogers Clark was a Revolutionary War leader who oversaw the defense of Kentucky and captured the British Fort at Vincennes on the Wabash River. This victory lead to the newly created United States’ acquisition of the Northwest Territory. The growth of the country would continue with the Louisiana Purchase. This new land would be explored by George’s younger brother, William Clark, and Meriwether Lewis.

 
Old Cathedral Church Vincennes, IN

Old Cathedral

Is the Old Cathedral part of the park? Is it open to the public?

The Old Cathedral (the Basilica of St Francis Xavier Catholic Church) is a member of teh Diocese of Evansville. The Old Cathedral is an active parish. The public is invited to visit the chruch except when services are being conducted. Located behind the church is the Old Cathedral Library and Museum. The library normally is open from 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. weekdays during the summer.

Did You Know?

Old Northwest Territory

Did you know that America was able to gain possession of the Old Northwest Territory because of the actions of George Rogers Clark and his men on the far western frontier during the Revolutionary War?