Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center

Darden Towe Park, Charlottesville, VA 22911

(434) 996-7282


The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday, 1-5, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 4 with tours of full-size Lewis & Clark Expedition replica boats and hands-on activities for explorers of all ages. Last entry is an hour before closing. We have rotating and permanent exhibitions related to both the local history of Lewis & Clark and the national journey. $7 per person. Rotating activities include all the endeavors of the Corps of Discovery: mapmaking, journaling, drawing, nature observation, carpentry, boat building, and more. Visitors can also hike on beautiful trails by the Rivanna River.



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