Lewis & Clark
More than 200 years ago two brave men launched one of the most amazing adventures of all time. President Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to find a route to the Pacific coast. You may know them as the famous Lewis & Clark.
In 1804, they left from Saint Charles to explore new lands from Saint Charles to the Pacific Ocean. During their journey, Lewis and Clark came face-to-face with many wild animals, discovered unknown plants and encountered many Indian cultures. The Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center is a great place to learn more about the path Lewis and Clark took. The gift shop is filled with the unusual Indian artwork they found during their travels.
Once a year in May Saint Charles celebrates the trip Lewis and Clark made up the Missouri River. You are invited to learn weaving, tin punching, quill writing, frontier skills and many games from the 1800's. A parade and a 19th-century firearms demonstration take place on South Main Street. There is tons of action, food and folk music on the Saint Charles Riverfront.