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.
Inside the George Rogers Clark Memorial
National Park Service
The inscription at the base of the Clark statue reads, "If a country is not worth protecting it is not worth claiming."
Upon the walls of the memorial rotunda, seven murals depict the Clark expedition story. The murals, which are oil on canvas, stand 28 feet tall and 16 feet long. It would take artist Ezra Winter and six assistants two years to complete them.
Learn more about each of the seven murals:
Did You Know?
George Rogers Clark was the older brother of William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame). George is considered the conqueror of the Old Northwest Territory, having won a major victory at Vincennes, Indiana. More...