Midwest’s Premier Revolutionary War Reenactment
The Spirit of Vincennes, Inc would like to thank all of the merchants, reenacters, non-profit organizations and all other participants for coming together to put on the 45th Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous. We hope to see everyone next year during the 2023 Rendezvous.
May 27, 2023
9 AM - 6 PM EST
May 28, 2023
10 AM - 5 PM EST
18th Century Trade Fair
Watch as craftsmen demonstrate skills of the 18th century creating items that are both utilitarian and artistic. Visit merchants selling wares that would have been available to early residents. Witness entertainers performing shows and music from the early part of our country’s history. Food vendors create tasty dishes that will take you back in time. A full weekend of activities and things to do and see is awaiting your family.
Saturday, May 27, 2023 1:00 pm EST
Saturday, May 27, 2023 4:00 pm EST
Sunday, May 28, 2023 12:00 pm EST (Skirmish/Battle)
Sunday, May 28, 2023 3:30 pm EST
The cannon belches a cloud of smoke. A sharp crack that sounds like thunder announces the presence of opposing forces on the battlefield. Soldiers advance from the woods and a few shots are fired. Both armies are soon joined by reinforcements and the shooting becomes almost continuous. Smoke drifts across the field till the armies become like ghosts through the mist. The cannon fires again adding its voice to those of the muskets and rifles. You are drawn in and begin to see a picture of what 18th century warfare was like.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Grounds
Stroll through the encampment and interact with members of the NWTA (North West Territory Alliance). Witness the color ceremony, 18th Century Fashion Show, Colonel Webb's Band of Musick, a parade of uniforms and watch the film at the Visitor's Center.
You are welcome to go inside the Memorial to see the 7 1/2 foot bronze statue of George Rogers Clark and marvel at the seven 28 foot murals by Ezra Winter that depict the story of Clark's capture of Fort Sackville during the American Revolution.
Conclude your weekend with us by sitting on the Memorial steps on Sunday at 4:30 pm to listen to the Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corp. and the River Valley Colonial Fife and Drum Corp. Following this at 5:00 pm is the NWTA closing ceremony, Evening Colors and Troop Parade.