Welcome to Lewis & Clark State Historic Site!

Members of the public, visiting State offices are encouraged,
but not required, to wear masks when visiting state facilities.

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

Open Every Day

Monday – Sunday

9 AM – 5 PM

Store of Discovery Hours

Monday – 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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