Welcome Back!

  Lewis & Clark State Historic Site is now open with some site amenities still unavailable.

Open hours and days are the same as the regular schedule. Wednesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Do not enter the site if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

•Hiking, bird watching, fishing, and biking are all available at the site. The confluence viewing area is available during open hours.

•Note that the Interpretive Center is still closed. Shelters, historic reconstructions, and special events are still closed.

•Restrooms and hand washing are available at the Interpretive Center from the outside. Restroom doors are to the right of the main entrance. Follow CDC and DPH guidelines on best practices for personal hygiene when using the facilities.

•Be respectful of others and practice safe social distancing of at least 6 Feet between persons not with your immediate group. There shall be no gatherings of any kind.

•Masks are appropriate in areas where 6 Feet distancing is not possible.

•For more specific details visit: https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/closures/pages/parksopenduringcovid19.aspx

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


Find Us

Interpretive Center Hours

Open Wednesday – Sunday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Store of Discovery Hours

Open Wednesday – Sunday

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


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.

Hummingbird Festival

Hummingbird Festival

July 11, 2020 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, in cooperation with the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders,...

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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.

Upcoming Events in the News