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“Go on reenactment day's”

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Vincennes
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Owner description: A monument commemorates the capture of Fort Sackville from the British.
ST, Anthony Indiana
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Go on reenactment day's”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

It is an interesting place but there is not much there unless you go when they are having an reenactment. Then you can spend the whole day they have earphones that you ware that are like a guided tour of the place and history. They have a flea market but that was to expensive to go in at $ 7.00 and is very small I passed on it, But the rest is worth the trip there

Visited July 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Really enjoyed it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was an interesting bit of history tucked into the backwoods of Indiana!

We've passed this site many times and finally decided to stop and check it out.

You can go straight to the memorial, but I recommend the visitors center first. There you can see a video about the battle behind the memorial and see a few small museum-type displays. The video was free and very informative.

After the video, the guide went with us to the memorial to pass out audio tour headsets and answer questions. The memorial itself is one large room with a statue in the center, a very high ceiling, and murals around the walls. It also echoes like you would not believe...so if you bring little kids, be prepared for LOTS of noise!

We arrived at 2:30pm on a weekday, with four small children, and were able to see a 30 minute video, walk to the memorial, listen to the audio tapes, take photos, and enjoy the grounds a little....and were still back at the car by 4pm!

Ideally, this would be a wonderful place to visit in the spring or fall with a picnic lunch! Enjoy the free video and tour, and then eat on the grounds by the river. Definately recommended for anyone interested in American History.

NOTE: The historical sites of Vincennes are now numbered, in order that they recommend you visit. The visitors center is #1, with the GRC Memorial #2, and 7 other local sites numbered and pretty easy to find in the historical part of town. Also, every Memorial Day weekend Vincennes has a historical reenactment called the "Rendevouz" centered in this part of town and showcasing activities, games, etc from the revolutionary period. It lasts all weekend and is well worth the visit!

Visited November 2012
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Harrisburg, Illinois
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“GRC Monument”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The monument is currently under construction but is an amazing testament to the courage and sacrifice of Clark and his long knives on the frontier. The monument is beautiful and sets on the bank of the Wabash River.

Visited November 2012
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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The American Revolution - in Indiana?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

As per a couple of other reviews, many students have never heard of this Revolutionary War Victory by George Rogers Clark and his rangers - against very tall odds.

The interpreters at this National Site are very friendly, and very knowledgeable.

And the monument itself is very impressive.

Visited October 2012
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Roscoe, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

It was interesting and very informative. My grandson loved the headsets!The guide was very nice and polite she knew everything we had questions about!

Visited September 2012
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