The 2020 Sergeant Floyd Memorial Encampment has been canceled.

Here's a look back at past encampments.

2019 Encampment graphic


Grounds of the Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center


About the encampment

Explore an 1804 living-history camp replicating the Lewis and Clark expedition’s stay in present-day Sioux City at the annual Sergeant Floyd Memorial Encampment. The grounds of the Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center on the riverfront will showcase authentic tents, camp equipment, uniforms and firearms like those used during the expedition. Re-enactors will interact with visitors to bring the history of the encampment to life.

The long-time historical re-enactors are with the Omaha-based Discovery Corps, Inc. and the local Sergeant Floyd Honor Guard.

Sgt. Charles Floyd’s died on August 20, 1804. He was the only member of the Corps of Discovery to die during the journey.

The free events are sponsored by the Sioux City Public Museum and Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center. For more information, contact the Welcome Center at 712-279-0198.

These 2018 stories from the Sioux City Journal and KTIV give an overview of the annual event:

Journal Encampment 2018


KTIV Encampment 2018



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Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

Closed New Year’s, Easter,

Thanksgiving and Christmas


(712) 279-0198


1000 Larsen Park Road

Sioux City, IA 51103