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 and science to life in your classroom. The Traveling Trunks can be set up as exhibits, scientific discovery tools, and 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. Actual teaching time varies by distance from park.
  • 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 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 or e-mail the completed form.
Mail reservations to:
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Attn: Traveling Trunk Coordinator
92343 Fort Clatsop Rd Astoria, OR 97103

or e-mail our Traveling Trunk Coordinator

To ensure we receive your reservation request please send by e-mail or mail. Thank you!
Please allow a minimum of two weeks to process your request. If you do not receive a confirmation letter within two 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 two weeks, your reservation may 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

2023-2024 School Year

Ship Out

Ship Back

Sept. 8, 2023

Oct. 20, 2023

Nov. 3, 2023

Dec. 22, 2023

Jan. 12, 2024

Feb. 23, 2024

March 8, 2024

Apr. 19, 2024

May 3, 2024

June 14, 2024

  • 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: November 14, 2023

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    Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
    92343 Fort Clatsop Road

    Astoria, OR 97103


    503 861-2471
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