Special Boat Tour Opportunities
Help us complete the new Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center! While the new Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center is being built, we are closed for regular public hours, but we are offering special boat tours for individuals, school, church, or camp groups, and others....all as fundraisers for our new building. These tours include a full experience of the 55-ft.-long Keelboat Discovery Virginia, built at the Center by children and adult volunteers; of the recently-completed White Pirogue, also kid-built; and of the Red Pirogue, constructed by an historical boatwright along the Lewis and Clark trail. All are replicas of the flotilla of three that took the Lewis & Clark Expedition up the Missouri. The boats are on land, and able to be safely boarded and enjoyed. A guide will tell you about local and trail history related to Jefferson and Lewis and Clark, and will also show you our new building site and river center that you are helping to establish. $150, for 1-9 people; $200 for 10-19, $300 for 20-30 (limit 30). Call 434-996-7282 to make a reservation. Tours take approximately one hour.
The future Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center will be:
a hands-on activities center for visitors of all ages • exciting exhibition space • a local trailhead for river and forest walks • history, science, and the arts • a national trailhead looking west to the Lewis & Clark National Heritage Trail • a transportation museum • a meeting place for the community and other nonprofits • an indoor classroom • an outdoor classroom • a scouting center • a rentable location for elegant weddings, business meetings, children’s parties, and more • a boating center • a boat-building center • a camp headquarters • a birding trail • a Local History Center • a tourist destination • a place to examine our national heritage and the meeting of cultures • the place that tells the history of the Expedition's local origins