Tippecanoe Battlefield & Museum

Tippecanoe Battlefield & Museum
200 Battle Ground Avenue, Battle Ground, Indiana 47920
765-567-2147

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From Lafayette:
Drive toward Battle Ground on 9th Street.
Turn left of Burnett’s Road.
Turn right on Prophet’s Rock Road.
Follow Prophet’s Rock Road until it ends at 9th Street (Railroad Street).
Turn right on 9th Street (Railroad Street) and drive around the barriers.
Turn right into the Tippecanoe Battlefield parking lot.

From I 65:
Follow the signs until you get to Burnett’s Road.
As soon as you turn onto Burnett’s Road, take an immediate left onto Prophet’s Rock Road.
Follow Prophet’s Rock Road until it ends at 9th Street (Railroad Street).
Turn right onto 9th Street (Railroad Street) and driver around the barriers.
Turn right into the Tippecanoe Battlefield parking lot.

A national historic landmark, located in a 96-acre park setting in Battle Ground, complete with picnic areas, nature center, historic and scenic hiking trails. The 85-foot marble obelisk monument was erected in 1908 and marks the site of the November 7, 1811, Battle of Tippecanoe between the United States’ forces, led by William Henry Harrison, and representatives of Tecumseh’s Native American confederation. The museum tells the story of the battle with exhibits, a fiber-optic map of the action and information about the dynamic leaders – Tecumseh, Harrison, and The Prophet. It also functions as the interpretive center for the early U.S. Republic by placing the battle into the historical and geopolitical context of what came before, and of the War of 1812, which came after. The site is programmed by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. The park and monument are owned and maintained by the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department.

The park includes picnic grounds, hiking trails and the Wah-ba-shik-a Nature Center. To reserve the park shelter, please call the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department at 765-463-2306.

The Tippecanoe Battlefield History Store, housed within the museum, is operated by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. The store offers reproductions of historic goods, collectibles, and clothing. The History Store prides itself on its large selection of books on 1800s Indiana, America, military history, and Native American history and culture for all age readers.

For more information about the Battle of Tippecanoe, watch this video by C-SPAN.

Open Hours (Museum & Store only):

Open 10:00 am- 5:00 pm everyday except Wednesdays (the museum is closed on Wednesdays)

CLOSED for Holidays and Winter: December 20- 31 and January 2024. Will reopen February 1, 2024 on a winter schedule from noon–5:00. We will return to regular hours March 1.

The Tippecanoe Battlefield Park is open every day from dawn until dusk.

Admission:

$7.00 Adults

$5.00 Seniors (65 and older), Veterans, Active Duty Military

$4.00 Students

Free for TCHA Members & R.O.A.M. members

$2.00 Children (under age 16)

Free Children (under age 5)