Lewis & Clark: Columbia & Snake Rivers by Expedition Ship

Embrace your pioneer spirit as you explore natural wonders and cultural landmarks, learning about America’s formative years and the historic adventures of Lewis and Clark.
Rating (4.93)
Program No. 20810RJ
9 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Come aboard the Wilderness Discoverer, an expedition cruise ship that will bring you up close to lands forged by volcanoes and washed by catastrophic floods — lands that Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on two hundred years ago. Cruise nearly 1,000 miles amid breathtaking mountains and spectacular canyons, and go on land to learn about the adventures of Lewis and Clark from an expert as you explore these great outdoors.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On a daylong field trip to Astoria, visit Fort Clatsop, Lewis & Clark's encampment during the winter of 1805 and 1806.
  • Take in the natural beauty of the towering Multnomah Falls, and learn about and the geological history that carved this gorgeous region at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.
  • An expert on the Corps of Discovery offers an in-depth exploration of Lewis and Clark’s expedition while stopping at various sites where they made camp.

General Notes

Maximum of 72 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen E. Ambrose
People of the River: Native Arts of the Oregon Territory
by Bill Mercer
Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River
by William Dietrich
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition
by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer
From Sea to Shining Sea
by James Alexander Thom
Voyage of a Summer Sun: Canoeing the Columbia River
by Robin Cody
Great River of the West: Essays on the Columbia River
by William L. Lang and Robert C. Carriker
Fire, Faults & Floods: A Road & Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River
by Marge & Ted Mueller
This handy guidebook offers an overview of the mighty, historic floods that carved the landscapes of Washington and Oregon. It also provides practical information to explore these regions, including maps and illustrations, photographs, and travel tips. This is an excellent resource for understanding the geological features of the Pacific Northwest.
Bound for Glory
by Woody Guthrie

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