Vincennes is a city in and the county seat of Knox County, Indiana, United States. It is located on the lower Wabash River in the southwestern part of the state, nearly halfway between Evansville and Terre Haute. Founded in 1732 by French fur traders, notably, François-Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes for whom the Fort was named, Vincennes is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in Indiana and one of the oldest settlements west of the Appalachians.
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5 based on 83 reviews
Just a great place.I had the privilege to be a tour guide there for a brief time and was amazed at 'what' the museum had to offer.Tanks(enemy as well,lol)planes/jets,trucks,guns from every era.Pictures,lots.and much much more...Donations of such from very honarable kin-folk like General Patton,Alexander Haig to name a fewVery hard to absorb it all in 1 visit.A 'must see'!!One of the very best museums of it's kind in the whole country,period.
4.5 based on 118 reviews
My husband and I both taught history and enjoy visiting historic places. We are "doing" the Presidential Museums and Libraries with the national passport program and are half way finished. We stop at other historic Presidential locations also like Lincoln's in Springfield. On a recent trip, we stopped at William Henry Harrison's home, Grouseland, Vincennes, Indiana. W.H. loved to hunt grouse, thus, the name. It was saved by the local chapter of the DAR prior to being torn down. They have done a remarkable job!
The home is quite grand - especially for that time period. It is much nicer than the Truman home in Independence. The entry into the home holds a grand staircase. There is much use of wall paper on the first floor. No pictures are allowed inside so you'll have to stop and visit. Remember W.H. only served 30 days as President before succumbing to pneumonia - the shortest tenure of any U.S. President. Who became President for the
remainder of his term? Hint: J.T.
Entrance fee for seniors was $6 which included a guided tour. You cannot tour the house by yourself.
4.5 based on 198 reviews
A monument commemorates the capture of Fort Sackville from the British.
A friend told us to make Vincennes, Indiana a destination as we road tripped through the state. It was a great recommendation. The George Rogers Clark Monument was as impressive as others you have seen in DC. The grounds are beautifully kept framed by the Wabash River and a gorgeous bridge connecting Illinois and Indiana. This site of a little known but important revolutionary war battle is worth visiting and learning more about. Easy access, free parking (though lot closes at 5:00) and a visitor's center for learning more.
5 based on 80 reviews
The museum is beautifully done and has many interactive exhibits that are fun and convey the humor, as well as the many facets of Red Skelton's long career. It is an especially nostalgic place to revisit memories for we who were privileged to be entertained by the multi-talented man, but the enjoyment of the museum is definitely not limited to we of the "older" set. The man who sold us our tickets and worked in the museum shop took a personal interest in making our visit great and he added much to our enjoyment of it.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
Beautiful wooded park for hiking and biking. Would rate excellent if not for the proximity of rail traffic that detracts from the "wilderness" experience. Primitive campsites, RV parking, and rental cabins are available. Parks department handles reservations. This park is enjoyable all years longer!
5 based on 27 reviews
This place is beautiful. I have an affection for old Catholic Churches (even though I'm not Catholic). This church is no exception. The architecture is breathtaking. Plus, there are a lot of other local attractions within walking distance of this church.
4 based on 28 reviews
The Vincennes State Historic Site is not easy to find, but even if you are able to find it nessled among the buildings of downtown Vincennes, good luck on ever getting to view the Site itself. My famiy arrived at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, only to find a crude handwritten sign taped to the front door: "Gone to Lunch. Be back at 3:45." Following an exceptional tour of the adjacent Grouseland mansion of Gov. (and later, President) William Henry Harrison, we returned to the State Historic Site at 3:50 p.m. All the buildings were locked. The staff was still at lunch. And we left.
4 based on 10 reviews
The original Fort Knox was constructed near the small settlement of Vincennes, IN to protect settlers from warring Indian tribes. It was later relocated 3 miles to the northeast on a hillside overlooking the Wabash River at the request of the town folks who no longer feared the Native Americans and objected to the fort's soldiers presence in their community. Both Zachary Taylor and William Henry Harrison played a part in this fort's history; Taylor strengthened the fortress and Harrison mustering troops here before the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Today all that remains is an outline of the original fortress marked with short posts and interpretative signage. However a history buff will enjoy viewing the surrounding terrain; quickly interpreting its formidable presence back in the early 1800's when the trees had been cleared to the shoreline and the Wabash flowed closer to the base of the hillside.
The casual tourist will likely miss much of this fort's impact on this period of history as the signage assumes prior knowledge.
3.5 based on 4 reviews
I love going here but the prices suck and it also kind of sucks when all the kids are of school during the summer because never of them actually watch the movie they're on their damn cell phones and talking to their friends instead of watching the movie
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