Hundreds of artifacts are being received yearly and the museum facilities and programs are being expanded to better serve groups, families and individual visitors. Groups wishing to have a guided tour are encouraged to make arrangements in advance so they can best be accommodated.
While visiting the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, a history buff can also see the George Rogers Clark National Park. It is the largest memorial to a single person of the Revolutionary Period outside of Washington D.C. By authority of Patrick Henry, Govenor of Virginia, George Rogers Clark organized and was the commander of what was in essence a special forces unit of the Virginia Militia that captured key forts in the western colonies preventing England from controlling the North West Territories and the Ohio River valley. There is a museum and movie theater attached as well as various events planned during the year in association with Vincennes organizations such as the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous which is an annual event comemortaing the American Colonial Period before and after the American Revolutionary War.
The William Henry Harrison House (Grouseland Mansion
) is also a tourist favorite in Vincennes. It is the home of the Governor of the Indiana Territory, William Henry Harrison before he became the 9th President of the United States. It was built in 1803 and is maintained with historical accuracy by the Vincennes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He was the military commander in the Battle of Tippecanoe and the Battle of the Thames against the Shawnee and the British which lead to the War of 1812.
This exhibit at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, IN are "Rosie the Riveter" overalls worn by Mary Smith while building Landing Ship Tanks (LST) at Evansville , Indiana during WW II. You can see the actual Landing Ship Tank ( LST 325) fully restored in Evansville only an hour drive south of the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes via US 41.