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Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

1 Lewis and Clark Trail
Hartford, IL 62048
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P: (618) 251-5811
F: (618) 251-5854

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Hours of Operation
Summer: Open Wed. - Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

4.5 of 5 bubbles
68 Reviews
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

Come back to where the journey began at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Illinois. As National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail, this museum is dedicated to telling the Illinois side of the Lewis & Clark journey. It was here in Illinois that the Corps of Discovery spent five months preparing for the journey. It was here in Illinois the common men became soldiers embarking on a military expedition. It was here in Illinois on May 14, 1804, that journey westward began. Experience Lewis & Clark like never before with five exhibit rooms, the film "At Journey's Edge", and a 55-foot full scale "cutaway" keelboat.

After visiting the museum, see how Lewis & Clark lived during the winter of 1804 at the replica of the Camp River Dubois. Behind the museum, re-enactors and site interpreters are on hand at the fortified encampment to explain what life was like for the men at Camp River Dubois as they prepared for the journey.

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#1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford, IL 62048
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Paggy339
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Trip type:
Family
Truly Mesmorizing!
Jan 6, 2018
This is a great museum with lot of artifacts exhibited. The artifacts show the lifestyle of expeditionary crews during the westward expansion. The museum, and the short film it has... more »
herestoadventures
Fishers, Indiana
Trip type:
Couples
In desperate need of funding
Oct 18, 2017
I struggled with rating this. Given an absence of funding, this interpretive center is being kept alive by volunteers. They're obviously doing a great job,and they're friendly and informed. I... more »
52761
USA
Trip type:
Couples
Very nice museum.
Sep 13, 2017
I guess I had a shortage of American History in school. I found this terrific museum very informative and interesting. We spent a good hour - an hour and a... more »
rockwell121
WDC
Trip type:
Couples
Camp River DuBois -Lewis & Clark's launching pad
Sep 11, 2017
This state-run museum is a must -see if you care at all about the Corps of Discovery. The many exhibits bring the expeditionary force alive and the full-size keel boat... more »
honya1
St. Louis
Trip type:
Couples
History on Display
Aug 25, 2017
I would definitely recommend checking this place out if you are into history, which I am. Kids and adults alike could learn a lot here, and it's fun too. more »
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Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

Come back to where the journey began at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Illinois. As National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail, this museum is dedicated to telling the Illinois side of the Lewis & Clark journey. It was here in Illinois that the Corps of Discovery spent five months preparing for the journey. It was here in Illinois the common men became soldiers embarking on a military expedition. It was here in Illinois on May 14, 1804, that journey westward began. Experience Lewis & Clark like never before with five exhibit rooms, the film "At Journey's Edge", and a 55-foot full scale "cutaway" keelboat.

After visiting the museum, see how Lewis & Clark lived during the winter of 1804 at the replica of the Camp River Dubois. Behind the museum, re-enactors and site interpreters are on hand at the fortified encampment to explain what life was like for the men at Camp River Dubois as they prepared for the journey.

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