Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower | Kids Out and About St. Louis

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

435 Confluence Tower Drive
Hartford , IL , 62048
Phone: (618) 251-9101
38° 48' 39.3624" N, 90° 6' 2.7072" W
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Stephanie Tate
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Hear the story of Lewis and Clark. See the confluence of the rivers. Experience the view of discovery.


Climb 50, 100 and 150 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and look down on their waters and the story where two explorers began their journey westward. From the three levels, vantage points give way to communities, history and stories of life along the riverbanks. The three levels can be reached by elevator or stairs. The Tower is ADA accessible. 

What began as a grassroots citizens group looking to commemorate the bicentennial celebration of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, now stands a structure that honors the place where men courageously set out west to discover the nation's prosperous lands centuries ago. Designed by KAI of St. Louis, Missouri, the Village of Hartford procured the tower site and hosted the ground breaking ceremony on Nov. 1, 2002. From 2002 through 2010, fundraising and construction phases took mount, with the Tower opening on May 14, 2010, to honor the famed departure.



  • 64 piers/pilings support the Tower, averaging 65' to 85' in depth to bedrock.
  • 20,599 cubic yards of concrete were used to build the towers, or approximately 2,060 concrete truck loads.
  • Approximately 17 miles of reinforcing bars can be found in the foundation and structure.
  • On a clear day, visitors can see downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch, which is 19 miles south of the Tower.



Open Saturday - Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tours available throughout the day and the last tour of the day is 4:30 p.m.
All guests of the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower must be accompanied by a tour guide. The Tower is ADA accessible.

Closed on Holidays:
Christmas Eve
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day

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