This is the original estate of explorer Meriwether Lewis, who was commissioned by Thomas Jefferson in 1804 to lead an exploration across the recently acquired Louisiana Territory and into the uncharted lands far beyond. After a long and dangerous journey, Lewis and his party reached the mouth of the Columbia River at the Pacific Ocean. Upon finally spotting the westward waters, Lewis and Clark penned their exuberance in an epic journal entry: “Ocean in view. O! The Joy!” In this spirit, with the thrill of adventure and the delight of having arrived at one’s chosen destination, we welcome you.
1040 Owensville Road Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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