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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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Very nice museum.

I guess I had a shortage of American History in school. I found this terrific museum very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
52761
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USA
Camp River DuBois -Lewis & Clark's launching pad

This state-run museum is a must -see if you care at all about the Corps of Discovery. The many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rockwell121
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WDC
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“full scale” (5 reviews)
“minute video” (3 reviews)
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#1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford, IL 62048
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I had a shortage of American History in school. I found this terrific museum very informative and interesting. We spent a good hour - an hour and a half here. The staff kindly gave us a tour of the "log cabin" on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This state-run museum is a must -see if you care at all about the Corps of Discovery. The many exhibits bring the expeditionary force alive and the full-size keel boat is an outstanding depiction of what the explorers had to work with. The boat is...More

Thank rockwell121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend checking this place out if you are into history, which I am. Kids and adults alike could learn a lot here, and it's fun too.

Thank honya1
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We went there because they had a bird festival there and we did not know what to expect. However, turns out it had much to offer. It helped my children to see how rivers fueled expeditions and why natural marvels, as being in a real...More

Thank Ofamily2014
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

My kids and I loved this site. The state did a great job with explaining, describing, interpreting, and teaching us about the very beginning for our great explorers, Lewis and Clark. The kids had a great time with all the activities in the one room...More

Thank campingwithd0gs
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My friend wanted to do a day trip with her grandchildren so we went to the center this am. I thought the 15 minute film was very good. The volunteer was very helpful & we signed in. It's a great place for Lewis & Clark...More

1  Thank clb5169
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We visited with 2 grandsons & they loved it. As a teacher, I enjoyed the fact that they could touch and read information readily. They enjoyed searching for objects. The keel boat size was a "wow" moment. We went in the house & saw the...More

1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Erin B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

1  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

3  Thank Pat L
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