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Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

3500 New Poag Rd.
Hartford, IL 62048
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P: (618) 251-5811
F: (618) 251-5854

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Hours of Operation
Summer: Open Daily 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
79 Reviews
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

The journey begins here!

Walk in the footsteps of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as they plan their journey to explore the western United States in 1804 at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL. As National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail, the site houses a museum dedicated to the planning and journey of the two explorers and their Corps of Discovery.

Located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, the site showcases how common men became soldiers and then embarked on a military expedition to explore uncharted territory west of St. Louis. It was near this site that the group began their journey on May 14, 1804.

Experience Lewis & Clark like never before in five exhibit rooms, the film "At Journey's Edge" and a 55-foot full scale "cutaway" keelboat.

After visiting the museum, take a tour of a replica settler cabin and see how people lived in the early 1800's.


Lewis & Clark State Historic Site Craft Fair
October 19, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
#1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford, IL 62048
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William S
Belleville, Illinois
Trip type:
Family
Great time at the 215th anniversary of the arrival to Camp River Dubois
Dec 13, 2018
Another hidden jewel of world renown in Madison County, IL. We just had the distinct opportunity to pay a visit on 8 December 2018 during the anniversary of Lewis &... more »
S8674RWsusanm
Shelby Township, Michigan
Trip type:
Solo travel
If you love history definitely go
Nov 15, 2018
I loved this place. It explained what Lewis and Clark did to prepare for the trip up the Missouri River and the others who helped make it happen. The is... more »
mikeyjl54
Urbandale, Iowa
Nice tour and lecture
Oct 11, 2018
Had a nice time walking to the old fort buildings too bad they are now in bad shape and you can't go into them. The lecture was very informative, learned... more »
KBD87
Arkansas
Trip type:
Solo travel
Nice exibits
Oct 7, 2018
I am a history lover and very interested in Lewis and Clark. While traveling through St Louis I made the effort to cross into Illinois to visit the site. It... more »
scottmG6960NS
Huntingdon
Trip type:
Couples
The First Way West
Sep 18, 2018
This an excellent place to visit but if you are not careful you would miss it from the highway. This is a free to enter site and charts the preparation,... more »
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Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

The journey begins here!

Walk in the footsteps of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as they plan their journey to explore the western United States in 1804 at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL. As National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail, the site houses a museum dedicated to the planning and journey of the two explorers and their Corps of Discovery.

Located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, the site showcases how common men became soldiers and then embarked on a military expedition to explore uncharted territory west of St. Louis. It was near this site that the group began their journey on May 14, 1804.

Experience Lewis & Clark like never before in five exhibit rooms, the film "At Journey's Edge" and a 55-foot full scale "cutaway" keelboat.

After visiting the museum, take a tour of a replica settler cabin and see how people lived in the early 1800's.


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