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Clark Days

Clark Days are held at Pompeys Pillar each year on the last weekend of July.  The event commemorates William Clark's stop at the site on July 25, 1806, on his trip down the Yellowstone River.  Activities include interpretive programs, demonstrations, nature walks, and a main presentation. The Saturday night of Clark Days is the only night of the year when overnight camping is allowed at the Pillar. The Bureau of Land Management has park rangers on duty at the visitor center to assist campers. 

Every year the Friends of Pompeys Pillar, along with the BLM, host Clark Days. Clark Days is a great oppurtunity to come out and enjoy a day of learning about Montana history, playing games, watching historical reanactments, and listening to music. Below is the tentative list of events. Clark Days is free admission but donations will be happily accepted. There will be food vendors for purchase. Times are subject to change so please keep an eye on our Facebook page as well as our website for an updated scheduale of events. http://www.pompeyspillar.org/


Friday, July 29th- 7:00 P.M

-Free camping (tent and R.V) at the Pillar.
-8:30 Star gazing lead by MSUB astronomer
-10:00 Black Power Musket Night firing by the Elk River Brigade


Saturday, July 30th
-7:00 A.M: Pancake Breakfast
-7:00 A.M. Bird Walk
-9:00 A.M: Flag Rising Ceromony
-10:00 A.M: Preformance by Traditional Native Dancers
-11:00 A.M: Almeda Bradshaw- Cowboy Poet and Musician
-12:00 P.M: Bob Peterman- Cowboy Poet and Musician
-1:00 P.M: Almeda Bradshaw-Cowboy Poet and Musician
-2:00 P.M: Preformance by Traditional Native Dancers
-3:00 P.M: Bob Peterman- Cowboy Poet and Musician


*This are just the events that are happening at the Ampitheater during Clark Days. Through out the day there will educational booths, vendors, tours of the Pillar, and smaller programs and preformances occuring. There will also be a 50 for 50 raffle and food vendors like Baskin Robins, Bayou City Catfish, and Cowboys (for purchase).

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  • Physical Address:
    Pompeys Pillar National Monument
    3001 Highway 312
    Worden, MT 59088
  • Mailing Address:
    Pompeys Pillar National Monument
    5001 Southgate Drive
    Billings, MT 59101
  • Phone Number: (406) 875-2400

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Last updated: 07-21-2016