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.
Summer Junior Ranger Activities
National Park Service
Did You Know? This summer promises to be filled with new and exciting events at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (GRCNHP). GRCNHP, in partnership with the Knox County Public Library and other local sites, is offering a variety of programming for kids of all ages. Come out and join the fun! The park is open seven days a week from 9 am until 5 pm (ET). The memorial closes at 4:45 pm. Entrance is free as are all of the programs listed here.
Saturday August 17 – Three Forts Day at GRC: Many different groups of people have called Vincennes home since the 18th century. Experience the early history of "Indiana's First City" by talking to people portraying many of the soldiers stationed in Vincennes throughout its history, playing Native American games, and more! Program runs from 1 PM until 4 PM
Saturday August 24 – Astronomy Night at Fort Knox II:Ever look up at the sky and wonder about the stars and planets? People have been staring at the sky and wondering the same thing for generations. Come to the park and see how to look for stars in the night sky, along with many other exciting activities. Program runs from 6:30 pm until 9 pm.
Saturday September 14 – Architecture Day at GRC: Discover the stories hidden in the design of the Clark Memorial. Take a tour of the basement to see how the Clark Memorial was built. Listen to the new architecture tour recently completed of the Clark Memorial! Program runs from 1 PM until 4 PM
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Old Northwest Territory was governed by the Ordinance of 1787? This piece of legislation predates the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and is the first time specific rights were guaranteed to United States citizens.