Field Trips

Life at the Fort Ranger Guided Field Trip

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Science,Social Studies
Common Core Standards:
3.L.3, 3.L.3.a, 3.L.3.b, 4.L.3, 4.L.3.a, 4.L.3.b, 5.L.3.a, 5.L.3.b, 3.RF.4.c, 3.RF.3.d, 4.RF.3.a, 4.RF.4.c, 5.RF.3.a, 5.RF.4.c, 3.RI.1, 3.RI.3


The most popular ranger-conducted program. This program is offered twice a day on the days the park has ranger availability, once at 9:45 am and once at 12:45 PM. If you have a group larger than 70 students the start and end times are extended.

Life at the Fort includes a visit to the fort with a ranger in period costume and two 30 minute self-guided activities including an exhibit hall seek and find and a plant identification activity out on one of our trails. Groups over 60 may have an additional activity. The visit wraps up with a flint lock muzzle loading demonstration.



Chaperone Ratio: 1:10 minimum, 1:3 maximum

Grades: 3-5, 6-8, High School

Group Size: 20 to 60 Students

9:45 a.m. - noon  OR  12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

To reserve a program:

  1. Visit the school calendar to check for available dates. If your group is less than 20 students or more than 70 please look specifically for dates with small group and large group slots.
  2.  Once you have tentatively selected a program and first-choice, second-choice and third-choice dates, please complete the  reservation form  and request for fee waiver, if you are interested in having the entrance fee waived.
  3. Send the forms at least 4 weeks in advance of your anticipated field trip date by fax to (503)861-4428, e-mail, or mail to: 
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Attn: Education Programs Coordinator
92343 Fort Clatsop Rd Astoria, OR 97103

To prepare your students for the visit, please download the pre-visit packet.

Last updated: September 13, 2018