Rocheport Historic District

If you’re interested in trailing along the path traveled by Lewis and Clark, Rocheport, Missouri is a cannot miss. History was made for this historic town when Lewis and Clark passed through on June 7, 1804. William Clark documented the presence of petroglyphs along the rocks in his journal,

“. . . a Short distance above the mouth of [a] Creek, is Several Curious paintings and carving on the projecting rock of Limestone inlade with white red & blue flint, of a very good quality, the Indians have taken of this flint great quantities. We landed at this Inscription and found it a Den of Rattle Snakes, we had not landed 3 Minites before three very large Snakes was observed on the Crevises of the rocks & killed . . .”

While the original petroglyphs that were discovered are no longer visible, by no means should it stop you from staying for a day in the town of Rocheport. Hailed as one of the “best tiny towns”, Rocheport is right in the heart of Missouri. With just two hours away from both Kansas City and St. Louis, this small town has something for everyone. From outdoor recreation along the trails, to supporting local small businesses, or even extending your stay in one of the numerous bed and breakfasts, this historic Missouri river town will steal your heart.


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Rocheport, Missouri
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Rocheport, Missouri, United States

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  • Seasons Open

    Open year round
  • Prices and Fees

    Visits to the Rocheport Historic District are free of charge