Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
Start your journey along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway with a visit to the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower.
Located just one mile from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL, the tower rises 180 feet above the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Three tower viewing platforms, at 50, 100 and 150 feet, highlight the stories of the surrounding area including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, the Lewis & Clark journey and, of course, the two great rivers.
A garden representing plants collected by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their westward journey and an outdoor amphitheater sit at the base of the tower and are also part of the visitor experience.
The indoor visitor center has an interactive exhibits with videos and graphic panels which tell the stories of the history, wildlife and communities along the byway.
Open May 19, 2022 – October 30, 2022
Closed November and December
Opens for Eagle Season January 7, 2023 – February 26, 2023
Closed March and April
*Closed on Holidays
Adults and Children: $6.50 (No cash or check sales available)
Ages 5 and under: FREE
Group Rate: (12+) $4.50
Group Student/Field Trip Rate: $3.50
*Pre-planned group tours can be scheduled 5 days a week within normal business hours by calling Laura Scarborough at the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau at 618-465-6676 ext. 2109.