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Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum

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Where Two Cultures Clashed

It seems hard to believe that a wooded area seven miles north of Lafayette, Indiana, played such a major role in American history. Yet it was on this spot the Native Americans lost their grip on the fertile Midwestern lands they had roamed for thousands of years. It was also on this spot some years later that a gathering took place that helped launch the modern political campaign. That wooded area is the Tippecanoe Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark that attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually to northern Tippecanoe County.

Explore the site of The Battle of Tippecanoe. Explore the grounds where the conflict occurred. Visit vivid museum displays and discover the history of a time when two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and The Prophet, had a dream of uniting many tribes into an organized defense against the white settlers. Walk the battle ground where Native Americans and settlers clashed and a conflict of cultures was resolved.

Historic Firearms Display at the Tippecanoe Battlefield

On view are 51 long guns and rifles with additional examples to be added as the display is expanded. The firearms in the exhibit were manufactured between the early 19th Century and the onset of World War II, with several fine examples manufactured locally by Bixler & Iddings and Thomas Underwood. Most of the objects on display have never been shown to the public. Thanks to the McAllister Foundation for providing funding for the display cases.


The museum contains colorful displays and information on the history and events of the The Battle of Tippecanoe. Plus there are:

  • Picnic Grounds
  • Hiking Trails
  • Nature Center
  • Artifacts of European and Native American cultures
  • Gift Shop

The Tippecanoe Battlefield and museum are located seven miles north of Lafayette, just off the St. Rd. 43 exit of I-65 at 200 Battle Ground Ave. in Battle Ground, IN.

Admission (as of June 1, 2012):

  • $5.00 adults
  • $4.00 seniors, AAA, Active Military
  • $2.00 children
  • Free TCHA Members

It's About Time...

You joined the Tippecanoe County Historical Association? Because we're all about time!

The time you spend with your family in places that matter, the time to discover your connection to the people and events that shaped our community and the time celebrating old traditions while forging new ones.

This is what we do! Your Historical Association captures "time", keeps it safe, brings it out and tells the stories again and again, generation after generation. And as we move into the future, we bring with us those times - the ones that made us who we are today.

Your membership support is needed now more than ever as we strive to engage our community's current, past and future residents along with the many visitors with the goal of collecting, preserving and interpreting our unique and exciting history.

It's time to take your place in history. Become a member today.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Mon10:00 AM5:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM5:00 PM
Notes: Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.


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