Tippecanoe Battlefield & Museum
200 Battle Ground Avenue, Battle Ground, Indiana 47920
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.
Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm every day except Wednesdays.*
Closed on Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
The Tippecanoe Battlefield Park is open every day from dawn until dusk.
*The Museum & History Store will be closed December 24th, 2019 through January 17th, 2020 for Christmas, New Year’s, inventory, cleaning and exhibit maintenance.
Upon re-opening, we will observe Winter Hours, opening at Noon and closing at 5:00 pm from January 18th through February 28th. The museum and store will be closing early on February 8th, 2020 (closing at 3pm) for the TCHA Annual Members Meeting.
$4.00 Seniors, AAA members, Active Military
$2.00 Children under age 16
Free for TCHA Members
For more information about the Battle of Tippecanoe, watch this video by C-SPAN.
Download the free app UniGuide Audio Tours and Maps and search for the Battle of Tippecanoe for a free audio tour experience of the battlefield. This tour features “Phase 1”; a tour from the perspective of an Indiana Militiaman. “Phase 2” will launch in 2020 and feature the perspective of a Native American Warrior. Look for special signs on the battlefield that will direct you to 5 locations on the audio tour.