Bus Tour: Northwest & Indigenous Revolution Tour


The Filson Historical Society Thu, Apr 18 - Sat, Apr 20


Please note: There will be a lot of walking on this trip. Several of the sites are large forts or little towns to explore. We encourage everyone to bring appropriate footwear and be prepared for varied terrain.

When George Rogers Clark struck north from the Falls of the Ohio in 1778, he plunged head-first into a century of Native and European diplomacy, trade, exchange, and settlement. Touring the intersection of the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys, we connect Kentucky to ancient Cahokia, Parisian palaces, Great Plains fur camps, and Havana barrios. At no time until the present was our region as linguistically, spiritually, and culturally diverse as it was on the eve of American Independence. Visit colonial Ft. de Chartres, Ste. Genevieve, St. Charles, Cahokia, and Vincennes and meet local experts, architectural historians, artisans, and curators who keep the memory of this global crossroads alive.

The price of the trip includes transportation, admission to all museums and historical sites, two dinners with guest speakers, and two lunches. Participants are responsible for covering the costs of overnight accomodations at special group rate hotels and one lunch (totaling approximately $300).

This bus tour will depart from the Filson at 8:00 am on Thursday, April 18 and return by 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 20. Participants are responsible for making their own overnight reservations by April 1st.

Thursday, April 18th

Comfort Inn Festus

1303 Veterans Blvd

Festus, MO 63028



Call the hotel directly to make reservations at 636-937-2888 between 7am and 3pm

mention that making a reservation under the Filson Historical Group block.


Friday, April 19th

Country Inn & Suites St. Charles

1190 S. Main Street St. Charles, MO 63301



Call the hotel directly at 636-206-3460 and reference making a reservation in the Filson Historical Society block for the night of Friday, April 19th or they can click the link below to book directly in the block via our website.