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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

435 Confluence Tower Drive
Hartford, IL 62048
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P: (618) 251-9101

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Hours of Operation
Winter Hours:
Individual and group tours are currently by appointment only.
Spring Hours:
Open March 31, 2019
Wednesday- Friday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Start your journey along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway with a visit to the Lewis & Clark Confuence Tower.

Located just one mile from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL, the tower rises 180 feet above the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.  Three tower viewing platforms, at 50, 100 and 150 feet, highlight the stories of the surrounding area including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, the Lewis & Clark journey and, of course, the two great rivers.

A garden representing plants collected by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their westward journey and an ourdoor amphitheater sit at the base of the tower and are also part of the visitor experience.

The indoor visitor center has an interactive exhibits with videos and graphic panels which tell the stories of the history, wildlife and communities along the byway. 

Admission:  

$6 for Adults

$5 for Seniors 62 +

$5 Active Military/Veterans

$4 for Children 12 & under

Children 2 and under are free

Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau at (618) 465-6676.


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435 Confluence Tower Dr, Hartford, IL 62048-4400
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Evan E
Saint Louis, Missouri
amazing tour but sometimes a little rushed
Dec 10, 2019
the place is amazing the tour was very interesting. They had a very good view a lot if information of how they go there. I would recommend that you come... more »
EwanderingMan
Hendersonville, North Carolina
I Was Disappointed with the "View" of the Confluence, but there are other sites to see...
Oct 14, 2019
My wife & I took the "trip up the tower" to see the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Even with the helpful placards at the railing, it was... more »
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Getting a good view of the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
Oct 12, 2019
If you have a fear of heights, as I do, the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower offers some options. Located at 435 Confluence Tower Drive in Hartford, Illinois, it is... more »
Ann K
Seattle, Washington
Trip type:
Couples
Well done for what it is, but little to see
May 17, 2019
I happen to be fascinated by both river confluences and the Lewis & Clark expedition, so it was a no-brainer that I had to see this place. Once inside and... more »
William S
Belleville, Illinois
Trip type:
Family
Acend the Confluence Tower to get a birds eye view of the great river conjunction
Dec 13, 2018
A newer iconic landmark on the Great River Road and another hidden jewel of world renown in Madison County, IL. At the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers you... more »
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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Start your journey along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway with a visit to the Lewis & Clark Confuence Tower.

Located just one mile from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL, the tower rises 180 feet above the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.  Three tower viewing platforms, at 50, 100 and 150 feet, highlight the stories of the surrounding area including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, the Lewis & Clark journey and, of course, the two great rivers.

A garden representing plants collected by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their westward journey and an ourdoor amphitheater sit at the base of the tower and are also part of the visitor experience.

The indoor visitor center has an interactive exhibits with videos and graphic panels which tell the stories of the history, wildlife and communities along the byway. 

Admission:  

$6 for Adults

$5 for Seniors 62 +

$5 Active Military/Veterans

$4 for Children 12 & under

Children 2 and under are free

Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau at (618) 465-6676.


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