December 6 @ 6:00 am 9:00 pm

Join Grouseland for their annual Christmas Candlelight Open House.

More details to come.

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April 7 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Minooteeni Park Reveal
When: Sunday, April 7 at noon EST
Where: Vincennes Riverwalk (1st & Hart)
Cost: Free

Join Wabash Valley Progressives for a dedication of Minooteeni Park, created to honor the indigenous people who lived in the region. Visit our website to learn more and click to download the map of the park.


April 6 @ 7:30 pm 10:30 pm

Celebrate the 2023 historic Solar Eclipse with us! The Rotary Young Leaders of Vincennes are excited to host the Solar Eclipse “Glow” 5K on Saturday, April 6th at 7:30pm. This race starts at the George Rogers Clark Memorial grounds and goes past some of our state’s most historic sites, and live local music starts at 8pm.

Vincennes, Indiana will have the longest darkness time in Indiana- you don’t want to miss it!

All proceeds from this race will go towards the Rotary Young Leaders of Vincennes Lester Square Basketball Court Project, along with other community projects!

Runners will receive a t-shirt, medal and swag bag- including an exclusive set of Solar Eclipse glasses! View more info at vincenneshalf.com.

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March 23 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

Celebrate the variety of cultures that call Vincennes and Knox County home by learning about customs, music, dance, games and more. Discover the different cultural groups that contributed to the history of Knox County including the early French community, the African American community, the Jewish Community, the Irish and others. Registration required by March 23 before start of fair. This event will take place at the Knox County Public Library’s Fortnightly Building, 421 N. Sixth St., Vincennes. 

Price: $5/person, 25% discount for members


February 19 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Offers Free Admission on Presidents’ Day!

Visitors can explore Angel Mounds, New Harmony, Vincennes historic sites.

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2024) — In celebration of Presidents’ Day on Feb. 19, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will offer free admission at nearly all 12 of its locations across the state, including two historic sites in southwest Indiana: Angel Mounds, New Harmony and Vincennes.
Although the museum system is typically closed to the public on Mondays, these historic sites will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as a way to celebrate the holiday with the community.

At Angel Mounds in Evansville, visitors can learn the story of the Mississippians, a Native American society that called this location home between the years 1000-1450. Although the site’s visitors center is undergoing renovations and the exhibit portion and gift shop are currently closed, the grounds will be open for people to explore the mounds, village site, and hiking trails.

At New Harmony, visitors can walk the halls of historic buildings, including the Fauntleroy House, Community House No. 2 and Thrall’s Opera House to learn about the early utopian communities — the Harmonists and the Owenites — that once called them home. Plus, visitors will find natural beauty waiting around every turn of the Harmonist Labyrinth. Tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. CST.

Visitors can explore Indiana’s time as a territory at Vincennes, which is the state’s oldest town and also served as the territorial capitol from 1800-13. During guided indoor and outdoor tours, visitors can discover original structures, including the Territorial Capitol and Old French House, and learn what life was like during the territorial period. Building tours will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. while an outdoor tour will take place at 11:15 a.m.
Advance registration is encouraged for guided tours. Visitors can go to www.indianamuseum.org to find more information about Presidents’ Day offerings at other Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites locations across the state.

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Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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January 1 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Join Grouseland in a tradition that dates back to Victorian England that celebrates the end of Christmas on Twelfth Night!

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Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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December 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

On December 16, 2023, park staff and volunteers will offer visitors the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton and his soldiers as they made their march to Vincennes in 1778. Their journey to Fort Sackville challenged the soldiers with uncertain weather conditions, ice-choked rivers, and constant fear of ambush. After a long grueling march, Hamilton and his men arrived in Vincennes on December 17, 1778. The British would hold the fort for over two months before Clark launched his “winter surprise” to retake the region.

The march will begin at the park’s visitor center at 1:00pm, at which point visitors will carpool to Kimmell Park (the spot believed to be where Hamilton’s men disembarked from their boats.). Visitors will then hike the approximate 2 miles back to the Clark Memorial. Along the way, Chief Ranger Joe Herron will share the story of the British march and the difficult journey that lay ahead for those men. Please wear comfortable shoes and seasonally appropriate clothing for a two mile hike.

There is no charge for the program, but we ask that those planning to attend register. To register for the event or for more information please contact park staff at 812.882.1776, ext. 1210.


September 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will host subject matter experts on a discussion of earthquakes along the Wabash River. The presentation titled “Paleoseismic Liquefaction Evidence for Strong Pre-Historic Earthquakes in Southern Indiana and Illinois” is open to the public in the park theater at 11 am on September 16. Speakers include:

•     Stephen F. Obermeier, US Geological Survey, Retired

•     Robert L. Nowack, Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, Purdue University

•     Ronald C. Counts, Associate Director of the Miss. Mineral Resources Institute and Associate Professor Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi.

Other subject matter participants include:

•     James Conder, Professor of Geophysics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

•     Jose Luis Antinao-Rojas, Indiana Geological & Water Survey, and Indiana Univ. Bloomington

In this presentation, paleoseismic liquefaction features in southern Indiana and Illinois will be described. Although there has been regularly occurring small to moderate sized earthquakes in this region in recent and historic times, paleoliquefaction features have been used to infer the existence of past large pre-historic earthquakes over the last 15,000 years along the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. The occurrence of paleo-earthquakes has important implications for the engineering seismic hazard for this region.

There is no charge or registration to attend this discussion. The park film “Longknives” will resume around 12:30 after the presentation concludes. The George Rogers Clark NHP Visitor Center and Memorial are located at 401 South 2nd St. in Vincennes, Indiana. Please call Joe Herron at 812-882-1776 for questions or email GERO_Ranger_Activities@nps.gov .

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August 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Discover how Native American tribes lived in Indiana during the 1700s and early 1800s. Through interactive presentations and hands-on activities including crafts and games, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the native people and their way of life. Program takes place at Fort Knox II, 3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road, Vincennes. Recommended for grades 3-5.

Price: $12/student; 25% discount for members

3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road
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