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


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Interpretive Center Hours

Open Every Day

9 AM – 5 PM

Open Juneteenth – June 19

Open Independence Day – July 4

Open Labor Day – September 2

Store of Discovery Hours

10 AM – 2 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 and .

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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