The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford
HARTFORD – Tradition continues this year as the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, announces its Flag Day ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14.
Visitors can join the Sons of the American Revolution, a patriotic, historical and educational nonprofit organization, and the Confluence Tower in commemorating Flag Day as well as learning about local history. Admission to the ceremony is free but there is a fee to tour the tower.
The 50 state flags and many historical flags will be displayed along the levee in Davis Plaza. The ceremony, sponsored by SMS Engineering, will feature a 30-minute presentation to discuss the importance of each historical flag and their role in recognizing events that shaped the United States.
On Sunday, June 15, fathers will receive a free tour of the tower when accompanied by their families. This is an excellent way to spend time with dad while viewing the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
“We’re excited to host the Flag Day ceremony again this year and hope to see many families out for tours on Father’s Day as well,” said Deanna Barnes, projects manager for Hartford. “Both of these events are great opportunities to visit the Tower and relax with the family.”
The tower is open seven days a week; Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Guided daily tours are available throughout the day. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under and children 2 and under are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.