Welcome to Lewis & Clark State Historic Site!

Masks are Required for ALL visitors.

Per the Illinois Governor’s order of July 29, 2021, all staff and visitors must wear masks inside Illinois facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions made for children under 2 years old and those medically unable to tolerate a mask.

For details call (618) 251-5811 or email Clark@CampDubois.com.

 Follow the Illinois Department of Public Health and Madison County  Public Health Department for the most up to date information on COVID-19.


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Depart On A Journey Through History At Lewis & Clark State Historic Site!


Find Us

Interpretive Center Hours

Wednesday – Sunday

9 AM – 5 PM

Store of Discovery Hours

Wednesday – Sunday

10 AM – 3 PM


1 Lewis and Clark Trail

Hartford, IL 62048

GPS (3500 New Poag Road)


(618) 251-5811


Lewis & Clark State Historic Site celebrates the Lewis & Clark Expedition with a focus on the Detachment’s time spent at Camp River Dubois preparing for their journey. A 14,000 square foot Interpretive Center, 15-minute interpretive film, reconstructed Settlers’ Cabin, and reconstructed Camp River Dubois welcome visitors to the Point of Departure.

You can now visit the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site online through our virtual programs. Reach out to our site interpreters to set up a session with your students. You can contact us about programs at Clark@CampDubois.com and Benjamin.Pollard@Illinois.gov .

Events at Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

Special Events offer something for visitors of all ages and interests. Meet re-enactors portraying Expedition soldiers! Watch and learn as historic artisans demonstrate their craft! Learn about wildlife in your own backyard!

With programs throughout the year, there is always something new and exciting to experience next.

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