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.
"Great things have been effected by a few men well conducted."
The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort’s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.
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.