600 Old Wheatland Rd.,
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: (812) 882-1479
Fax: (812) 882-4648
The Old Cathedral Complex is home to the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. This place is the burial site for four Bishops and the adjoining cemetery is a resting place for almost 4000 persons. Built in 1826, it boasts splendid Greek Revival architecture both inside and out.
George Rogers Clark Memorial is located inside the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Closed for a thorough refurbishment in 2008, this memorial opened in its spanking new avatar in 2009 to the delight of Vincennes' townsfolk. The French Commons area is located near the park right by the Wabash River, and it plays host to numerous community events. The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous is an annual fest that takes place here, when everyone's dressed in period clothing just like in the 1700's. This is a great time to visit.
Located on the banks of the Wabash River, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is steeped with history and patriotism. It features a 1936 memorial and a visitor center. The circular, granite memorial building with Greek columns is one of the highlights of this historic park. It is said to be built where the Fort Sackville was captured by Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark and his army of 170 men which gave the United States a foothold to the frontier. Visit the visitor center for its informative displays and programs.
The Gibson County Court House is a historical landmark of the city. Dating back to 1884, the Court House building is a fine example of Romanesque Revival style of architectural designing. The clock tower, corner towers and the beautiful mosaic tiles make for a classic structure. Not just that, even the floors of the offices inside are covered with original oak wood. Department 56's Original Snow Village Courthouse was inspired from the design of the Gibson County Court House. For additional details, check website.