Davidson Interpretive Center

Experience Midwestern Life Before the Birth of Our Country

Spot a Shawnee warrior in full garb, take a walk around the site of the 1780 Battle of Peckuwe, the largest battle of the American Revolution west of the Allegheny Mountains, or bring a group of friends for a fun themed program.

Walk among the Shawnee

The Center sits on what was once a large settlement of Shawnee Indians, allies of British troupes during the Revolutionary war. The Peckuwe Village was a central base during the British and Indian raids, making it a high priority target for American Colonel George Rogers Clark.

In 1780, Clark attacked Peckuwe Village along with the British stockade and blockhouse. The battle was one of the largest of the American Revolution and opened up the Northwest Territory. Shawnee and British inhabitants were driven out of the area, making way for colonial settlements. The Center invites you to celebrate this piece of American history.

Located on the Peckuwe Village Battle site
5638 Lower Valley Pike, Springfield, Ohio
The Davidson Interpretive Center is a free historical education center owned and operated by the Clark County Park District.

Monday through Friday 10am-4pmĀ or by appointment.

For more information call the Park District office at 937-882-6000.

Educational Programs
The Davidson Interpretive Center is a great location for class trips. Interactive student programs can be tailored for any group size and all ages available by appointment.

Gift Shop
Take away a memento of your trip from the Time Travelers Gift Shoppe. Grab a postcard or check out 18th century games, jewelry, books, toys, pottery and slate paintings.

Plan the Perfect Event
The Center also offers an affordable spacious conference room for business meetings and receptions. Make an impact with you guest by hosting an event on our patio overlooking the battlefield or by the fireplace among our exhibits.