Field Trip Grants & Resources

Historic Site Field Trip Grants are available from different sources from time to time.

Information on grants and other field trip resources are available on this page.

Illinois Department of

Natural Resources Historic Sites

Field Trip Grants

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources offers a historic sites field trip grant of up to $500 per request. The funds assist Illinois schools in bringing students ranging from Pre-K to high school to important state historic sites. Schools can utilize the grant to visit Lewis & Clark State Historic Site along with 16 other state sites including nearby Cahokia Mounds SHS, Cahokia Courthouse SHS, and Vandalia State House SHS.

Click Here to Visit the IDNR Field Trip Grant Website

    Visiting with Your Class

    Most classes, troops, and other groups spend about an hour and a half visiting Lewis & Clark State Historic Site. But with so much to do, you could spend much more time here! Visits consist of exploring the Interpretive Center galleries, watching a 15-minute film, and touring the outdoor historical reconstructions. The confluence viewing area allows visitors to see the meeting of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. With outside pavilions and plenty of space around the Interpretive Center, your group can even have lunch on the grounds.

    For groups wanting to visit, we ask that you contact Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau to schedule a visit. This ensures that all groups can explore the site without risk of overcrowding the Interpretive Center.

    Call (618) 465-6676 or visit