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The Lewis and Clark State Historic Site opened in 2002 and is owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation (formerly Illinois Historic Preservation Agency). The site, located in Hartford, Illinois, commemorates Camp River Dubois, the camp of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from December 1803 to May 1804. The site is National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and is located directly off the Confluence Bike Trail, part of the Confluence Greenway. The site is at the southern end of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route.Use our Hartford travel app to visit Lewis & Clark State Historic Site on your trip to Hartford, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
The Lewis and Clark State Historic Site is situated on the dry side of the Chain of Rocks Levee, approximately 1/4 mile from the Illinois shore of the Mississippi River. It is also known as Lewis and Clark State Park.
Main attractions at the site include a 14,000-square-foot (1,300 m2) interpretive center and an outdoor replica of Camp River Dubois. The interpretive center contains a theater, multiple hands-on exhibits and displays, and a 55-foot (17 m) full-scale cutaway keelboat.
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site reviews
What a special place - the start of the most epic journey in the history of the United States - what Lewis and Clark accomplished changed history It’s amazing to visit the location - see the area..... more
What a special place - the start of the most epic journey in the history of the United States - what Lewis and Clark accomplished changed history It’s amazing to visit the location - see the area..... more »
Very nice, self-guided tour and short video clip. Great piece of history no charge, donations gladly accepted. Enjoy your trip
Nice. Great display of keel boat. Staff was knowledgeable. Outdoor displays were in much need of repair and upkeep. Would recommend if you enjoy American history.
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