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Cahokia Mounds, Lewis & Clark and More Featured in St. Peters Day Trip

July 22, 2019

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Visit Lewis and Clark’s headquarters, the largest pyramid north of Mesoamerica, Illinois’ oldest brick home and other historic sites in an upcoming St. Peters bus tour to Cahokia, Ill., scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.

Put on by the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, this event is a part of a series of day trips/bus tours.  This Historic Cahokia and Cahokia Mounds trip includes a guided tour of the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico.

Participants of the tour will get to visit all of these historic sites:

Cahokia Courthouse
From December 1803 until the spring of 1804, Lewis and Clark used this courthouse as a headquarters. From there they collected information, met with territorial leaders, gathered supplies and corresponded with President Thomas Jefferson.

1799 Holy Family Church and Museum
This church is one of only two vertical timber churches in North America, the timbers are all black walnut, 90 percent of which are original and it is the oldest continuous Catholic Parish in the United States.

1810 Jarrot Mansion
This is the oldest brick home in the state of Illinois and became a National Historic Landmark in 2001.

Shrine Restaurant at Our Lady of the Snows
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch when the tour arrives at the Shrine Restaurant at Our Lady of the Snows. Lunch will include soups, Shrine salad, cold cuts, croissants, fruit salad, breads and beverages.

Cahokia Mounds
The Cahokia Mounds were once the center of the largest civilization in North America until the late 1700s. Here lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement that is today known as Cahokia.

Monks' Mound
The Mississippian Culture, peaking around the year 1200, built nearly 140 mounds on this site. Only 63 of these mounds remain, including the 100-foot-tall Monk’s Mound. This is also the largest Pre-Columbian earthwork in the Americas and the largest pyramid north of Mesoamerica.

CLICK HERE to register or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400. CLICK HERE to visit the Cultural Arts Centre Bus Tours web page and learn more about upcoming bus tours.