Loading Events

« All Events

George Rogers Clark March returns

February 25, 2023 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

The George Rogers Clark March returns – February 25

In February 1779 George Rogers Clark’s forces marched across the Illinois country and flooded Wabash River to Vincennes to challenge Henry Hamilton and the British Army at Fort Sackville. Clark’s success is often regarded as a key event in American movement West to the Mississippi River and South to the Ohio River. An area 1/3 the size of the original 13 colonies known as the Old Northwest Territory became part of the United States at the end of the American Revolution.

On February 25, the National Park Service will commemorate Clark’s March with a walk covering the last five miles of his journey while discussing events that took place along the way into Vincennes. Those wishing to walk, will check in at the park Visitor Center by 9:30 am (Eastern Time) and the bus will leave at 9:45 am. Comfortable shoes and seasonally appropriate attire are recommended for those walking in the event. Many participants will wear 18th clothing in the style of Virginia Militia, but it is certainly not required.

Please register for the walk before 5 pm on February 22 by calling 812-882-1776 ext. 1210. This is necessary to have a place on the bus which will drop-off walkers.  For further details, contact Chief Ranger Joe Herron at 812-882-1776 ext. 1204.

401 South 2nd Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
+ Google Map
Scroll to Top