December 14 2024, 10:00am

Lewis and Clark Arrival Weekend at LCSHS 2024

Lewis and Clark Arrival Weekend at LCSHS 2024

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

#1 Lewis and Clark Trail
Hartford, Illinois 62048

  • Admission: Free
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Come celebrate the arrival of Lewis and Clark at Camp River Dubois!

On December 12, 1803, the Lewis & Clark Expedition arrived at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and fixed on a place to build Camp River Dubois. Arrival Weekend [December 9 & 10] celebrates this arrival with reenactors, demonstrators, and more!
The event will feature exhibitors of vintage tools, firearms, 18th Century medicine, military re-enactors, and artillery. Come see how the soldiers of the Corps of Discovery lived during their winter encampment in the Illinois Country from 10 AM to 4 PM. St. Nicholas will also make an appearance for pictures and maybe a treat each day. Come learn about early Christmas traditions in early 19th Century America.

* Site admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

* For more information, call (618) 251-5811 or go to

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, December 15 2024