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.
National Park Service
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park has completed a Foundation Document. This document is a formal statement of the park's core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions.
The core components of a foundation document include a brief description of the park as well as the park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, other important resources and values, and interpretive themes. Both the full foundation document and the overview are available here.
Did You Know?
The American Revolutionary War extended into the American wilderness. George Rogers Clark engaged the British, American Indians, and French militia in what now is the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. More...