"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.

National Junior Ranger Day

National Junior Ranger Day

Junior Rangers will have an opportunity to discover more about the many hats worn by park rangers and park volunteers!

Clark memorial

The Story

To capture British forces, George Rogers Clark and his men marched across flooded prairies to reach Fort Sackville

Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

Fourth Graders can earn a free pass to visit public lands with their families. Complete an activity to earn your pass and start exploring.

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Mailing Address:

401 S. 2nd Street
Vincennes, IN 47591


(812) 882-1776 x1210

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