Grouseland, President William Henry Harrison Mansion - Vincennes, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 41.130 W 087° 31.560
16S E 454251 N 4282008
Quick Description: Historic Home...Chief Tecumseh and Lewis & Clark has meetings here.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2019 7:57:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM107G7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

County of home: Knox County
Location of home: 3 W. Scott St., Vincennes
Built 1803~1804
Phone: (812) 882-2096

Three Historic Markers on site. The Text of those markers.

Marker one:
Erected by: Francis Vigo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

Welcome to
Built 1803 ~ 1804
Governor Indiana Territory 1800 ~ 1812
President of the United States 1840
Mansion owned and restored by
Francis Vigo Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

Marker Two:
Marker erected by: Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Donal U. Bouinser, State Regant, 2000-2003

On July 4, 1800, the western part of the Northwest Territory became the Indiana Territory. It covered land that would eventually be included in the present states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Vincennes, on the Wabash River, was established as the seat of government.

President John Adams appointed William Henry Harrison the first territorial governor. Harrison later became the ninth President of the United States.

Marker Three:
Marker erected by: Indiana Historical Bureau, Ohio River Chapter ~ Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, National Park Service, Indiana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission & Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
Date marker erected: 2006
Marker Text:

William Henry Harrison &
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Harrison became Governor of Indiana Territory 1800; he administered government of District of Louisiana 1804-1805. In Vincennes, he served as a contact during the expedition; surviving records document his support and his involvement in decisions about western Indian chiefs visiting Washington.

In 1806, on their way to the Falls of the Ohio and then Washington after the expedition, Lewis and Clark stopped in Vincennes; Lewis wrote from Vincennes on October 30 to Secretary of War Henry Dearborn. The expedition explored lands of the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Northwest, 1803-1806.

The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm. CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. *Winter hours: January - February, 12:00pm - 5:00pm & CLOSED Mondays

Admission Prices:
Call for individual and tour prices

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

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