Heritage Days

Heritage Days 2023

September 23 through 24, 2023 (Saturday and Sunday)

Imagine standing at a place where Native American people encountered the Lewis and Clark Expedition on its westward journey.  On Oct. 16, 1805, the Corps of Discovery arrived at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers, the site of today’s Sacajawea Historical State Park.  They stayed for two nights amidst a thriving community of Native Americans.

During the annual Heritage Days, you can walk through history at the site where the Corps of Discovery camped.

Heritage Days will feature a Lewis and Clark living history encampment presented by the Pacific Northwest Living Historians.  There will also be Mountain Man camps, Native American dancing and cultural displays, vintage steam engines and much more.

The Sacajawea Interpretive Center will be open all days of the event.

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, is National Public Lands Day, so it is a FREE DAY at Sacajawea State Park.  A Discover Pass ($10 one-day or $30 annual) is required for day-use parking on Sunday, Sept. 24th.

Program times:
10 A.M. - 5 P.M. Saturday
10 A.M. - 3 P.M. Sunday.

Heritage Days 2023 is being organized by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission staff.  Please direct enquiries to Mary Keffer, the Interpretive Specialist at Sacajawea Historical State Park,  Mary.Keffer@PARKS.WA.GOV.