2018 Sergeant Floyd Memorial Encampment 

2018 Encampment graphic

 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday

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 on August 18 and 19. This year’s commemoration coincides with the actual date of Sgt. Charles Floyd’s death on August 20, 1804. Floyd was the only member of the Corps of Discovery to die during the journey.

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.

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.

This KCAU story from 2016 gives an excellent overview of the annual event:

Screen shot of 2016 encampment

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