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?
During the Revolutionary War battle of Fort Sackville, there were French militia supporting the British inside the fort and two companies of French militia with American Colonel George Rogers Clark on the outside. More...