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Lewis & Clark State Historic Site & Interpretive Center

#1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford, IL 62048
+1 618-251-5811
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Weekend fun

Excellent and very informative. The place was very clean with lots of really cool hands on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Erin B
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Amazing

After visiting this museum and camp I think that the Lewis and Clark expedition was fully... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FotosByFleck
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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  • Average3%
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#1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford, IL 62048
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and very informative. The place was very clean with lots of really cool hands on activites for kids and adults.

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting this museum and camp I think that the Lewis and Clark expedition was fully equivalent at the time to the US sending astronauts to walk on the moon. It was an incredible and dangerous undertaking and the presentation of it here is very...More

Thank FotosByFleck
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This historic site is where Lewis & Clark and their crew set up Camp River DuBois and planned their river expedition, which ended up taking an additional two and a half years. The museum is very well done and contains a replica of the keel...More

1  Thank Tobaccopat
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This museum is free and there is a lot to see. There are buildings to see outside and a docent gives a free tour of the outdoor building areas. He even opened one building so we could go inside. He explained what various items inside...More

1  Thank 19twotots20
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is where it all began at Camp River Dubois. See the cutaway 55-foot keel boat like the one used by Lewis and Clark. Watch the video and check out the interactive displays. Well done for a state historical site.

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Since we started the L&C trail from the Western end, this marked our end of the route. It does have a very good series of exhibits and documentation. It is worth a couple hours to explore the site. However the replica fort is literally falling...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop on our Lewis and Clark trek. The museum is mostly displays with pictures of artifacts. A few typical pieces are on display. A couple of the interactive exhibits had pieces missing. The main display is a mock up of Camp...More

1  Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 30 August 2016

If you like history, this is a great place to visit! It's free (donations accepted) and there are story boards telling the story, life-size replicas of cabins, types of items brought on the expedition, and a 55-foot keel boat like that used by Lewis and...More

1  Thank Sasha W
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The full size reconstruction of the Lewis and Clark keelboat is sufficient reason to visit, but the center also includes great insights into how Clark and Lewis recruited members of the Corps and equipped themselves for the journey. There are lots of entertaining hands-on activities...More

1  Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We found out the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site Interpretive Center was near our hotel, so we decided to visit. We were pleasantly surprised. We found out a lot of interesting things about Lewis & Clark we did not know. What was really unusually...More

2  Thank cthompson3kcmo
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