Traveling Trunks

Traveling trunks focused on the Lewis and Clark Expedition are available for loan from Lewis and Clark National Park Association. These traveling trunks serve as mini-museums, helping to bring history to life in your classroom.
The Traveling Trunks can be set up as
Scientific discovery tools
Learning Tangibles
Each trunk contains a variety of "hands-on" objects, books, videos and a resource guide.

Trunk Reservation Instructions

  • Rental period includes 15 teaching days (not including weekends) and shipping time to your school.
  • The park will ship the trunk to your school via UPS.
  • You ship the trunk back to the park on or before the last date indicated on chart below at the school's expense or you can opt to prepay the return shipping.
  • Choose at least four (4) dates from the list provided below.
  • First-Come, First-Served, so don't delay.
  • Do not send payment until you have a confirmed reservation.
  • Mail, FAX, or e-mail reservations must be received at least four (4) weeks prior to your requested date(s).
  • To make a reservation, please complete a reservation form and mail, fax, or e-mail.
Mail reservations to:
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Attn: Traveling Trunk Coordinator
92343 Fort Clatsop Rd Astoria, OR 97103
FAX reservations to:
(503) 861-4428
Attention: Traveling Trunk Coordinator

or e-mail our Traveling Trunk Coordinator

Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks to process your request. If you do not receive a confirmation letter within 2 weeks after your initial request, please contact the park to make sure your reservation request was received. You will receive a date assignment and payment information in the mail along with acceptance of date assignment form. Please be sure to return the acceptance of date assignment form and your payment no less than 14 days prior to your scheduled ship date in order to keep your reservation. If the park does not receive your payment or acceptance card within 2 weeks, your reservation will be considered to be canceled and given to the next school on the waiting list.

Rental Fees by Zone

Use & Shipping one way Use & Shipping both ways State
$40 $70 WA, OR, ID
$45 $90 NV, CA, MT, CO, WY, UT, AZ
$55 $110 ND, SD, NE, NM, KS
$60 $120 MN, WI, MI, IA, IL, MO, TX, AR, OK, LA, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, VA, WV, IN, OH, PA, DC, MA, DE NY, NJ, CT, RI, VT, NH, ME, KY
Actual Cost Actual Cost AK, HI, US Territories
  • The first date listed is the date the trunk is shipped to you--not the date the trunk arrives at your school.
  • The last date is the date you ship the trunk back to the park at your expense or by prepaid return shipping.

Shipping Dates

2017-2018 School Year
Ship Out Ship Back
September 14, 2017 October 12, 2017
October 26, 2017 November 30, 2017
December 30, 2017 January 31, 2018
February 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
March 31, 2018 May 1, 2018
May 17, 2018 June 19, 2018

For summer reservations please contact the park for availability


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    Mailing Address:

    Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
    92343 Fort Clatsop Road

    Astoria, OR 97103


    (503) 861-2471

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