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Lewis and Clark
Survey of
Historic Sites and Buildings

For the convenience of users of this volume, sites and buildings are listed alphabetically by State. The following code indicates site categories:

Site Categories

National Park Service National Park System unit (managed by National Park Service)
Bureau of Land Management National Park System unit (managed by Bureau of Land Management)
National Historic Landmark National Historic Landmark
Other site Other Sites Considered

NOTE: The following descriptions indicate sites that are open to the public. Before visiting any of them, inquiry should be made to the owners or custodians concerning dates and hours of access and admission costs, usually nominal. Special permission should be obtained to visit privately owned sites. Web Edition Note: The description of these sites reflect their status at the time of publication of this document in 1975. The text reflects some minor updates to this material, but the viewer should consult other sources for more accurate up-to-date information.

Cameahwait's Village
Camp Chopunnish
Lemhi Pass (and Montana)
Lolo Trail (and Montana)
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Weippe Prairie

Fort Massac Site*
Old Cahokia Courthouse*

Old Clarksville Site*

Sergeant Floyd Monument

Bone Lick State Park*
Locust Grove*

Arrow Rock*
Camp Wood
Clark Gravesite and Monument
Fort Osage
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Rocheport Historic District*
St. Charles Historic District
Tavern Cave

Beaverhead Rock
Bozeman Pass
Buffalo Jump
Camp Disappointment
Clark's Lookout*
Confluence of the Marias and Missouri
Gates of the Rocky Mountains
Great Falls Portage
Lewis and Clark Camp at Slaughter River*
Lewis and Clark Pass
Lewis' Fight with the Blackfeet Site
Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Pompeys Pillar [Pompy's Tower] National Monument
Rattlesnake Cliffs
Ross's Hole
Three Forks of the Missouri
Tower Rock*
Travelers Rest
Blackbird Hill
Calumet Bluff
Council Bluffs
Leary Site*

North Dakota
Fort Mandan, Big Hidatsa (Minitari) Village, and Other Minitari-Mandan Village Sites
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site*
Slant (Mandan) Indian Village

Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Rock Fork Campsite*
Saltmaking Camp

American Philosophical Society Hall*

South Dakota
Confrontation with the Teton Sioux Site
Spirit Mound

Meriwether Lewis Park (Natchez Trace Parkway)


Cape Disappointment
Chinook Point Campsite
Lewis & Clark Road—Travois Road*
Point Ellice Campsite

West Virginia
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park*

* These sites are National Historic Landmarks that are related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition which have been designated since the publication of this document (1975). Detailed descriptions of these sites are not included as part of this document, but can be obtained by clicking on the link.

The Lewis and Clark Expedtion — Historic Sites of National Significance.
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1 The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1803-1806
2 Up the Missouri, Camp Wood—Camp Fortunate
3 Crossing the Continental Divide, Camp Fortunate—Bitterroot River
4 Headwaters of the Missouri—Columbia River and Pacific Ocean, Westbound and Eastbound
5 Crossing the Bitterroot Mountains via the Lolo Trail, Westbound and Eastbound
6 Exploring the Mouth of the Columbia and the Pacific Coast
7 Travelers Rest (Point of Separation)—Point of Reunion, Eastbound
8 The Lewis and Clark Expedition—Historic Sites of National Significance
9 Location of Camp Wood and Channels of Mississippi, Missouri, and Wood Rivers, 1804 and 1970
10 Portage Route Around the Great Falls and Rapids of the Missouri River, Westbound and Eastbound
11 Fort Mandan and Nearby Mandan and Minnetaree Indian Villages

Last Updated: 22-Feb-2004