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Maritime-Related National Parks in Illinois


Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (also in IA, ID, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, WA)

  • Between May 1804 and September 1806, 31 men, one woman, and a baby traveled from the plains of the Midwest to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, they opened a window into the west for the young United States.




Are you interested in other historic maritime resources in Illinois? We have information about historic life-saving stations and historic lighthouses and light stations.