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Fort Clatsop National Memorial

92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103
503-861-2471
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Traveler Description: Fort Clatsop National Monument has recently been rebuilt by local artisans and volunteers from throughout the nation. It had been entirely detroyed... more »
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Burien, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Being from the Northwest and studied the Lewis & Clark Trail in history class many years ago. It was nice to have a refresher course. Not only was the small museum fascinating, the demonstration by one of the rangers dressed in period clothing was awesome. The fort itself, was just amazing. If your a history buff, I would suggest you... More

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Carthage, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a very informative quick history lesson on Lewis & Clark's stay at their final destination. The fort was impressive -- what a wonderful set-up for such a short stay. Yet you can just imagine how uncomfortable the cold, rainy winter would have been here. We arrived just after the fort opened and were able to watch the flag-raising... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Small site operated by the National Park Service in a beautiful forest area. A nice information center with a movie and information about the Lewis and Clark expedition plus a replica of the fort used for winter quarters near the mouth of the Colombia River. Worth the time, especially for history buffs.

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Fountain Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was the terminus of the epic journey of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. Exhibits include a replica of the the fort built by the explorers; films, an interpretive center, and exhibits detailing the 26 month excursion to attempt to find a Northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. Not to be missed!

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Ft. lauderdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Since I've read a bit about the Corp of Discovery Fort Clatsop was on my to do list. The fort replica was built based upon period drawings. One gets a feel for the challenges that group faced. If you're 62 or older, purchase your lifetime National Park pass.

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Moorpark, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As a homeschool family we used this opportunity to show discuss Lewis and Clark and their journey West. It made what they are taught during school studies much more interesting. There really isn't much to see and it's a pretty quick trip. We took the 1 mile hike with the guide and enjoyed learning about the plants and surroundings. I... More

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

we thought this place was very interesting and the staff were very friendly and helpful. it is amazing to read about the explorations of lewis and Clarke and see the type of life they led while they were traveling.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took the grand kids here to tour . They did the junior ranger program, a wonderful way for them to learn and have fun. Thanks for the staff there, who give the kids their certificates and badges for finishing the booklets. We enjoyed the demonstration of the food Lewis and Clark ate on their journey, and the black powder... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I arrived on the first day of the summer season so there were a number of costumed volunteer reenactors - and even a friendly Newfoundland dog "interpreting" Lewis' dog Seaman. The fort is a well constructed replica of the one the explorers inhabited during the winter of 1805. Note: if you are a geocacher there is a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beautiful place nestled in the deep forest. Indoor and Outdoor history. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Wonderful place to take pictures and enjoy the moment.

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