Battle of Fort Dearborn Park

Chicago

The Fort Dearborn battle, in which a group of local Native Americans rebelled against the incursion of white settlers, is thought to have occurred on this spot on August 15, 1812. A plaque on a signpost provides the violent details.

Handy tip: at the park's southern edge there's a footpath that leads east and goes over the train tracks to the lakefront and Museum Campus.