On the River With Lewis and Clark: St. Louis to Louisville on the American Queen
Program No. 21288RJ
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At a Glance

In the fall of 1803, Lewis and Clark set out from the Falls of the Ohio down the Ohio River and then up the Mississippi to St. Louis, wintering near there before continuing up the Missouri in May 1804 on the greatest exploratory venture in the history of the United States. Trace the path of this pivotal voyage in reverse, sailing from St. Louis to Louisville aboard an authentic steamboat and learning about Lewis and Clark.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Aboard a steamboat on the Ohio River, relive part of the Corps of Discovery’s triumphant journey home, including a stop at the historic farm Locust Grove, where the explorers were received as guests of honor.
  • Study letters and artifacts from the Lewis and Clark expedition with author, lecturer and historian Jim Holmberg, who has written several books and participated in film and radio projects about the explorers.
  • Bookend your voyage with explorations of two major U.S. gateway cities, St. Louis on the threshold of the American West and Louisville on the doorstep of the South.
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