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Fort Clatsop announces holiday programs schedule


December 26, 2019

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will offer special programs about the Corps of Discovery’s winter at Fort Clatsop on the days following Christmas.

Starting December 26, Fort Clatsop will feature scheduled living history programs by park rangers each day through January 1 from 9:30 a.m., until 4:40 p.m. Rangers in period clothing will present flintlock muzzle-loading programs, demonstrations, talks and walks about various aspects of the explorers’ winter at Fort Clatsop.

The visitor center also features exhibits, the Fort Clatsop Bookstore and movies in the theater. “A Clatsop Winter Story,” a 22-minute movie about the 1805-06 winter from a Clatsop Indian perspective, and “Lewis and Clark: Confluence of Time and Courage,” a 34-minute movie about the entire voyage, will be offered each hour.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop including the Fort to Sea Trail, the visitor center, fort, Netul River Trail, and the parking lots, are open from 9:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m. Lewis and Clark NHP also includes the Salt Works site near the Promenade in Seaside and two sites in Washington: the Middle Village/Station Camp site just east of Fort Columbia as well as the Dismal Nitch Rest Area east of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Visit these sites during the time of year the expedition stayed on the coast. Admission to the park is $7 per adult (increasing to $10/adult on January 1, 2020). Dogs that are leashed are welcome on the walks and at the outdoor programs. Passes to National Park Service sites and the Oregon Pacific Coast Pass are accepted for free admission.

For further information, call the park at 503-861-4414 or visit the park’s website at or find the park on Facebook at LewisandClarkNationalHistoricalPark.


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