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 appx. 25 teaching days (not including weekends) and shipping time to your school.
  • The trunk can be picked up at the park or the park will ship the trunk to your school via UPS.
  • You should ship the trunk back to the park on or before the last date indicated on the chart below.
  • Choose at least three 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 through e-mail. Please be send 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 an invoice 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

Shipping Dates

2019-2020 School Year
Ship Out Ship Back
Sept. 6, 2019 October 18, 2019
Nov. 1, 2019 Dec. 20, 2019
Jan. 3, 2020 Feb. 14, 2020
Feb. 28, 2020 April 3, 2020
April 17, 2020 May 29, 2020
  • 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.
For summer reservations please contact the park for availability


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    Last updated: July 30, 2019

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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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