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Historical day trip to Vincennes, Indiana

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Vincennes Indiana has a lot of interesting places to visit and would make a nice day trip. As Indiana's first city, Vincennes and Knox County are full of history. This would be the perfect daytrip for a history enthusiast and anyone who enjoys history, as the area offers a unique glance into the past. Vincennes is about a two hour drive from downtown Indianapolis.

Things not to miss as you visit Vincennes:

1) The Old French House is located at 1st and Seminary Streets, tours are by appointment by calling 800-886-6443. This is the former home of French fur trader and Indiana interpreter Michael Brouillet and was built in 1809. The house is furnished as it would have been when the Brouillet family lived there.

2) Grouseland is the former home of William Henry Harrison and his family. Located at 3 W. Scott Street, the Harrison's lived here while he served his term as Governor of the Indiana Territory in 1803.

3) The Indiana Military Museum is at 715 S. Sixth Street and the website is www.inmilitarymuseum.com. At the museum you will find artifacts spanning the Civil War through current military engagements.

4) George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is at 401 S. Second Street. The park features a granite memorial located on the site of the former British Fort Sackville.

5) The Old Cathedral and Old Cathedral Library at 205 Church Street are very interesting to visit. You do need an appointment for a tour of the library which contains ten thousand rare volumes dating back to 1319. It is the oldest library in Indiana. For tour info you can call 800-886-6443.

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