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.
Purpose and Significance
The park was authorized by the Act of July 23, 1966 (PL 89-517).This law (Appendix A) contains three provisions.The first authorized the Secretary of the Interior to accept from the State of
George Rogers Clark NHP was established to commemorate the accomplishments of George Rogers Clark and the expansion of the
The park is located on the site of
The historical theme represented by George Rogers Clark NHP is the "Revolution, War in the Frontier," according to 1987 History and Prehistory in the National Park System and the National Historic Landmarks Program.
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.