Experience living history in your ancestors' homeland.
• Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
30 Ramey St. Collinsville, IL 62234 (618)346-5160 <www.cahokiamounds.com
>: Cahokia Mounds preserves the remains of Indian tribes who lived in Illinois as early as 700 AD. You can see 68 historic mounds and enjoy special events, craft classes, lectures, tours and other programs year round.
• Fort de Chartres RR 2 Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277 (618) 284-7230 <www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/dechartres.html>: Originally built in 1720 by France's colonial government, Fort de Chartres became a key French military point. Today you can view the reconstructed stone fort, including the guard's house and king's storehouse.
• Lewis and Clark State Historic Site 1 Lewis and Clark Trail Hartford, IL 62048 (618)251-5811 <www.campdubois.com>: At the first stop on the National Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail, visitors can see the Corps of Discovery monument, visit the Interpretive Center and view a 55-foot, full-scale replica of the keelboat Lewis and Clark used on their journey.