Grouseland is the elegant Georgian/Federal home completed in 1804, which served as the home of William Henry Harrison and his family when he was Governor of the Indiana Territory (1800-1812). The first brick home in Indiana and a National Historic Landmark, the house was more than a residence. This magnificent building was the center of government for the Indiana Territory and also served as a fortress in times of unrest.
Harrison was elected ninth President of the United States in 1840, so the home is a presidential site and exhibits contain colorful artifacts from the first modern presidential campaign and the Battle of Tippecanoe.
The house is open year-round. For more information, please contact us at 812-882-2096 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grouseland is a great place to spend time during a stop in Vincennes. A tour inside includes an interpretation of life on the frontier and the family, military and political life of the 9th President of the United States.
So remarkable is this old landmark....it should be kept as a lasting monument to the memory of those who built so well, and as a reminder that this was the birthplace of Government, Religion, Education and where the foundations of this great country were laid...... (excerpt from the Princeton Clarion News, Friday, Jan. 11, 1907)