Separated from the main part of the State Park by private land, the George Rogers Clark home site was home to the American Revolutionary War hero from 1803 to 1809. Known for almost 200 years as “Clark’s Point,” it is situated in a sharp curve enabling one to have a spectacular view of the Falls and also see both up and down river for a considerable distance. It is no wonder that George Rogers Clark selected this location for his “retirement home.”
The site, located at the lower end of the Falls of The Ohio, has a commanding view of the Falls and river as it bends toward New Albany. In 2001, an original 1830’s cabin with about the same dimensions of Clark’s original home (destroyed in 1854) was erected. That structure was destroyed by fire in May 2021 and only the chimney remains. Today, the 7 acre tract is part of the Falls Of The Ohio State Park and also lies within the boundaries of the 1404 acre National Wildlife Conservation Area giving this historic site additional federal protection.
The McGee Cabin, modeled after a typical early 19th century slave cabin, was erected to help tell the story of Venus and Ben McGee, indentured servants of Clark. This period cabin is open for viewing.
The Clark home site is an integral part of the Lewis and Clark expedition story. Meriwether Lewis met William Clark here, and together they recruited the “nine young men from Kentucky” that formed the core of the Corps of Discovery that departed October 26, 1803.
The site has a small picnic shelter, interpretive panels, a boat ramp (open daily), and trailer parking. The home site is open 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The area is open daily.