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Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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Address: 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-861-2471
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Description: A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition...
A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition in 1805.
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Interesting historical reproduction

This is an interesting experience to see how early explorers lived. We didn't need too much time to take it all in but worth the side trip anyway. There is also a rather nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting experience to see how early explorers lived. We didn't need too much time to take it all in but worth the side trip anyway. There is also a rather nice paved walk around the wooded area that we enjoyed.

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Spokane, WA.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The fort reproduction was very informative. There was a school field trip going on, but the kids were quite polite. In the fort, there is a room with pelts so you can feel the difference of the fur on the animals - from small (ermine) to large (bison). In another, you could try your hand a writing with a quill... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This has got to be one of my favorite places. I am not a history buff whatsoever, but this place made me LOVE learning about Lewis and Clark's impressive journey. The people who designed this place did an incredible job - it really takes you back to Lewis and Clark's time and makes you think about what their camp was... More 

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Burnaby BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was part of our tour when the cruise ship stopped. I was a great afternoon. We enjoyed the fort. The short film with the history of Sacajawa and lewis/clark. Would reccommend this toru.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wonderful NP staff, fun place to learn more about the L&C expedition. Nice little hike around the Fort and informative display inside the visitors center. The NP staff was great with our kids doing the Junior Ranger Program. The kids had a blast doing it.

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Glen Ellen
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76 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had been here before, almost 35 years ago. The fort has been rebuilt after a disastrous fire, but the scenes inside the "fort" are great recreations. The Interpretive Center has some great artifacts and maps of the expeditions, and tells what happened to some of the explorers after they got back to civilization. The bookstore has almost every book... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Loved seeing the Fort and learning about how hard life was when Lewis and Clark were seeing this part of the country for the first time. The hardships they went thru with the weather and how they learned from the Indians how to survive .

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a small-ish museum, and with the 2 films, you got a good idea of what it was like being there back in 1805. The fort site was interesting too. Funny how many people thought the Sentry Post was an outhouse...We didn't take time to see any of the other sites, since we were starving.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The small museum and recreated fort at the National Monument packed in a great deal of information about the Lewis and Clark expedition, some of which I was familiar with but much more of which was new to me. It is a fascinating story and a history this area of the country seems to embrace well. The history and information... More 

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Currently Oregon
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166 reviews 166 reviews
51 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sadly, this is now a reproduction as some years ago some arsonists burnt it down. But you wouldn't know that if you didn't know that. And it doesn't matter anyway because the reproduction is just like it was anyway. If you are in the area, take a few minutes and check it out. After all, if Lewis & Clark can... More 

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