Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

92343 Fort Clatsop Road
Astoria, OR - 97103

Type: Parks, History Museums
(503) 861-2471
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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, located along the Columbia River in both Oregon and Washington, commemorates the historic expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This extensive park spans multiple sites connected to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which explored the American West from 1804 to 1806. The park's primary focus is Fort Clatsop, the winter encampment of the Corps of Discovery from December 1805 to March 1806, situated near present-day Astoria, Oregon.

Visitors to Fort Clatsop can explore a full-scale replica of the original fort, providing an immersive experience of what life was like for the expedition members during their winter stay. The fort includes exhibits and displays that highlight the daily activities, challenges, and achievements of the Corps of Discovery. Park rangers and volunteers often dress in period costumes, offering interpretive programs and demonstrations, such as flintlock musket firing and traditional crafts, to bring history to life.

In addition to Fort Clatsop, the park features numerous trails and natural areas that reflect the diverse landscapes encountered by Lewis and Clark. The Fort to Sea Trail, a popular hiking route, stretches 6.5 miles from the fort to Sunset Beach on the Pacific Ocean, offering scenic views and a connection to the expedition's journey to the coast. The park also includes sites like the Salt Works, where expedition members boiled seawater to produce salt for food preservation, and Netul Landing, a key logistical area along the Lewis and Clark River.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is open year-round, though some activities and facilities may have seasonal variations. The park's visitor centers provide additional educational resources, including films, exhibits, and interactive displays. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or looking for an educational family outing, the park offers a rich and engaging experience that honors the legacy of one of America's most famous explorations.

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Opening Hours September 5, 2017 through June 24, 2018
Everyday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

June 25, 2018 Through September 3, 2018
Everyday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Ticket Fees 16 and older - $5 
15 and younger - free
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Year Established 1958
Overall Area 3,303 acres (13.37 km2)
Annual Visitors 191,867

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