We have ranger guided and self-guided education programs at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Our programs are open to schools, homeschool and exchange groups as well as other youth groups and college groups.
If you have any questions about the education programs offered, please call the park's education program: (503) 861-4422 or e-mail.
We look forward to exploring history and nature with you!
Time AvailabilitySessions are available in the morning (AM) between 10 AM -12 PM and in the afternoon (PM) between 1 PM - 3 PM Monday through Friday. Please give three choices for programming. Requests will be filled first come, first serve.
There are also options for "Diligent Pursuit" self-guided field trips. Activities and additional recorded and accessible pre- and post-visit content for viewing and use with students will be made available.
To reserve a program
- Once you have tentatively selected a program and first-choice, second-choice and third-choice dates, please complete the reservation and fee waiver form. Consult the section below on how to fill this form out.
- Send the form at least 4 weeks in advance of your anticipated field trip date attached to e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to:
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Attn: Education Team
92343 Fort Clatsop Rd Astoria, OR 97103
Reservation Form Guidelines
The Reservation Form is separated out into 5 distinct sections.
Section 1 is required by all applicants for educational programs. Fill out every box as thoroughly as possible.
Section 2 is for all standard field trips to the park site. This includes Me and My Park, Life at the Fort, Class of Discovery, and the self guided Diligent Pursuit. Please fill out all fields as thoroughly as possible, using the program names listed above for the Program or Subject Requested/Self-Guided field.
Section 3 is for special circumstances that allow a ranger to come and visit your class room. Please contact us at email@example.com for inquiries.
Section 4 is for long distance and virtual field trips. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Section 5 is the Academic Fee Waiver. This is only necessary if your school group will have students aged 16 and over involved and/or for adult chaperones. For additional information read the below section on the Entrance Fee Waiver.
Entrance Fee Waiver
Park entrance fees can be waived for educational groups from accredited institutions, when class curriculum relates to park resources and Section 5 of the reservation form has been submitted. As students are already free, the waiver is meant to cover the cost of chaperone admission up to a maximum of one adult per three students. For those who do not wish to complete the fee waiver or for adults in excess of the one to three ratio the cost of entrance is $10 per person and should be paid at the visitor center front desk upon arrival.
Last updated: September 19, 2023