• close up view of gate and parade ground of Fort Clatsop

    Lewis and Clark

    National Historical Park OR,WA

Video Loans

Fort Clatsop offers several videos about the Lewis and Clark Expedition for two week loans to school groups. The following list of videos are available: (Fort Clatsop pays to ship them to you - your school pays to ship them back)

"We Proceeded On"

One of the most significant and dramatic explorations in American history, the journey of Lewis & Clark of 1804 to 1806.

This is a story of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. A journey of exploration, complete with journal excerpts, encounters with Indians, the sometimes beautiful and sometimes threatening landscape, and a summary of their objectives and accomplishments. 32-Minute movie on DVD/VHS

"Living History Demonstrations"

Follow the Lewis and Clark Expedition with reenactments demonstrating the skills necessary for their survival.

Discover how to:
♦ Build a dugout canoe for stability in the rough waters of the Snake and Columbia Rivers
♦ Experience the brain tanning techniques they probably acquired from the Mandan Indians
♦ Learn how to keep the fires going with successful fire starting using flint and steel
♦ See how to make the candles Lewis and Clark needed for keeping journals
♦ Observe the making of clothing and join the hunt for food

Marvel at what a far sighted planner Meriwether Lewis was and join in the trials and accomplishments of the journey.
20 minutes-9 short demonstration segments on VHS

"A Clatsop Winter Story"

There's a new film available through the Fort Clatsop Video Loan Program, "A Clatsop Winter Story". This 22-minute movie (DVD/VHS). This film tells of the 1805-1806 wintering over of the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of the Clatsop Peoples. It features a descendant of Coboway, one of the Chiefs who greeted the Corps.

"Searching for York"
The story of York's contributions to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Great for middle and high school classrooms.

The listed movies are available for purchase at: fortclatsopbookstore.com

Video Loan Program:

  • Loan period is for two weeks. (Videos will be mailed six days prior to your viewing date.)
  • Please rewind your video(s).
  • Insure each video for $25.00, if mailing.
  • After two weeks return the video(s) to Fort Clatsop. Either by mail or you delivery the day of your field trip.

Video Loan Reservation Form

Mail to:
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park,
Attn: Video Loan Coordinator,
92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103.

Did You Know?

How many people camped at Fort Clatsop?

Thirty three people camped at Fort Clatsop; the 2 captains, 3 sergeants, 23 privates, Clark's slave York, 2 interpreters: George Droulliard and Toussaint Charbonneau, Charbonneau's wife: Sacagawea, and their baby son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Lewis' Newfoundland dog, Seaman, was here, too.