Travelers' Rest Programs

Education and interpretation are the heart and soul of Travelers' Rest Preservation and Heritage Association (TRPHA).  Travelers' Rest State Park (TRSP) is a perfect setting for people of all ages to explore their shared human and natural heritage by attending organized programs or visiting with a park interpreter. Independent self guided learning is always available, too.

TRPHA's education program emphasizes a place-based approach to teaching and learning about Lewis and Clark history, history and culture of the Salish and other Native peoples of the surrounding area, and the natural history that has shaped human experience in this place since time immemorial.  Our place-based, educational experiences are designed to foster understanding and appreciation of the rich, varied stories preserved here.

While non-personal interpretation is available in the form of park brochures, exhibits and signs, many visitors find that the personal touch is what makes a visit to TRSP unique.  Thanks to our corps of dedicated volunteers we can provide an in-depth look at this National Historic Landmark.  These stewards of history are often available to answer your questions or provide you with information about the layers of history that date back to the time of the great floods.

Throughout the year, the partners of TRSP offer a wide variety of programming.  The Winter Storytelling Series began in 2004 and has become a popular diversion each Saturday from January through March.  Our summer series, Discover Travelers’ Rest, brings a variety of demonstrations and local experts to the park to bring history to life.

Re-enactments, bird walks, formal interpretive programs, artists’ events, kids activities, natural history programs, music, workshops and more are all part of the experience at Travelers’ Rest.  For more information on current or upcoming events, check our online calendar or follow us on Facebook.