Tippecanoe Battlefield

Battle Ground, Indiana
(765) 567 - 2147

In a wooded area, seven miles north of Lafayette, Indiana

A National Landmark attracts thousands of visitors annually to this quiet place that played a major role in American history.

Historical museum with exhibits and gift shop
Wah-ba-shik-a Nature Center is open April to October.

Picnic Grounds

Hiking Trails

Nature Center

Artifacts of European and Native American Cultures

Tour Guides (schedule in advance)


About a mile south of the battle ground, the Native American encampment called Prophet's Town has been established as a seat of diplomacy and a warrior training center. In November 1811, forces assembled at this site of the battle ground under General William Henry Harrison. Here they prepared to defeat the Native American alliance. Encouraged by The Prophet, the Native American army attacked Harrison's camp around 4 o'clock on the cold rainy morning of  November 7. Just three hours later, the Battle of Tippecanoe was over. One of the last all-Native American armies assembled east of the Mississippi had been defeated, ending forever Tecumseh's great dream of confederation of Native American Nations, and establishing equal rights with the white settlers.

Information obtained from the
Tippecanoe Battlefield brochure
Greater Lafayette Indiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
301 Frontage Road
P.O. Box 5547
Lafayette, Indiana 47905-5547
(765) 447 - 9999
(800) 872 - 6648

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