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Great Explorers

Ready to step back in time? The following sites let you witness the world’s great discoveries.

To start your expedition, check out Voyage of Exploration: Discovering New Horizons, a student-designed site about explorers, their expeditions and navigation tools. Using first-class graphics and detailed information, this site tells the stories of intrepid adventurers who explored unknown regions all over the world.

The Virtual Exploration Society offers detailed information about explorers and their expeditions. It covers such individuals as Colonel Percy Fawcett, who charted the wilderness of South America; Matthew Henson, who raced Peary to the North Pole; Amelia Earhart and Dian Fossey.

European Exploration: From Earliest Times to 1497 details early European exploration. Explore answers to a question that has haunted historians for many years. When did Europeans first reach North America?

The Mariner's Museum details maritime discoveries from ancient times to Captain Cook's 1768 voyage to the South Pacific.

Lewis & Clark

  • Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
    This comprehensive site is the companion page to Ken Burns' documentary film from PBS Online.




  • Discovering Lewis and Clark
    Contains selections from the journals of the expedition, photographs, moving pictures, sound files and a virtual map of the trail.

  • National Geographic's Lewis and Clark Online Base Camp
    Features photographs of important landmarks the explorers wrote about in their diaries.

  • National Park Service Lewis and Clark Trail
    Offers trail history, maps and visitor information.

  • Quiz your knowledge of Lewis & Clark.

Christopher Columbus

  • The Library of Congress
    Highlights information from their 1492: An Ongoing Voyage exhibit.

  • Columbus and the Age of Discovery
    An index of hundreds of sites relating to Christopher Columbus, created by the Millersville University of Pennsylvania in honor of the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ 1492 voyage.

  • Columbus Navigation Homepage
    Examines the navigation tools and ships of Christopher Columbus.

  • Columbus' Santa Maria
    The city of Columbus, Ohio has built a replica of Columbus’ famous ship. Take a peek at how the ship looked over 500 years ago.

  • Culinary History
    Have you ever wondered what the crew of Columbus’ time ate on long ship voyages? Check out this site for information on diet and daily life on the ship.

  • Quiz your knowledge of Columbus.




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