This is, perhaps, the most well-remembered location in Indiana History. As a National Historic Landmark, it marks the site of the Nov. 7, 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, which brought peace to the Indiana frontier in the years before statehood.
The battlefield site is a compact 96 acres and includes an 85-foot marble obelisk, erected to note the centennial of the pivotal battle. Adjacent is a museum and interpretive center that includes exhibits about the physical and political history of the area, displays of replica uniforms and weapons, a small theater, interactive maps, and one of the best bookstores you’ll ever visit.
We’ll learn about the early heroes of the frontier Indiana Territory and its first governor, William Henry Harrison, who rose to fame and later became President of the United States. We’ll also learn about his foes, the brothers who led the Confederation of native American tribes and bands who resisted the encroachment of settlers – Tecumseh and The Prophet.
Weather permitting, we often will picnic here from box lunches, at no additional cost to tour participants.