On November 7, 1811, the Battle of Tippecanoe took place between U.S. Forces, led by William Henry Harrison, and representatives of Tecumseh’s Native American Confederation. You can visit this Historic Landmark at the grounds and memorial that stands to mark the site of this fight and the lives lost, located in Battle Ground. The battlefield was also the site of an 1840 rally leading to Harrison’s successful bid to become the ninth U.S. President.
An 85-foot tall marble monument was erected in 1908 at this hundred-acre park that exists as a National Historic Landmark. The grounds, which connect to the Wabash Heritage Trail offer an abundance of natural beauty. Also on site is the Wah-ba-shik-a Nature Center.
The Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum serves as an interpretive center that gives a timeline and background on The War of 1812, what led up to it and what came after it. It also includes a gift shop. Guided tours can be arranged through the Tippecanoe County Historical Association.
The park is open dawn to dusk seven days a week and there is no charge to enter this historic landmark.
Admission to the museum is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, Veterans, and active-duty military, $4 for students, $2 for children (under age 16), and free for children (under age 5). For more information, visit tippecanoehistory.org.