Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
#1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford IL 62048
(618) 251-5811
(618) 251-5854
(618) 251-5811 PHONE
(618) 251-5854 FAX

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.

Handicap - Accessible      No Smoking     

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

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

Arrival at Camp River Dubois
December 14, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm

Arrival at Camp River Dubois
December 15, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm

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