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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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I'm a Lewis & Clark fan, and this was everything I hoped it would be. The re-created fort really gives you a feel for what the winter of 1805 was like. The interpreters were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Fishers, Indiana
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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I'm a Lewis & Clark fan, and this was everything I hoped it would be. The re-created fort really gives you a feel for what the winter of 1805 was like. The interpreters were excellent, and there were many valuable resources available in the gift shop. Two thumbs up.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

An unexpected pleasure to see and explore the fort re-creation and learn about the near-end of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Highly recommended!

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Happy Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great history lesson for our 9 year old granddaughter. She was very proud to be able to become an official Junior Ranger at the end of our visit. The "required assignments" made the park interesting for her and kept her very engaged. The park rangers and volunteers were informative and very friendly.

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There is a very short walk to the fort from the museum. It's pretty impressive to see the size of the fort they built (they don't know what the actual construction looked like--they only have a floor plan with dimensions). The museum itself is quite large and has a lot of interesting displays, as well as some movies. I highly... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great reproduction of the fort, with costumed staff, well kept grounds. The Visitor Center and Museum is very nice, and the Rangers/Staff are friendly and helpful. Ranger Patricia Cimendle was wonderful with our boys as they got their Jr Ranger badges, and she clearly is passionate and knowledgeable about the park and its history. Nice botanical and historical displays. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fort Clatsop was an exceptional national memorial and delivered a lively account of the historical trek of Lewis and Clark across the Louisiana Purchase to this area on the Pacific Coast. The volunteers and staff were friendly, informative and very welcoming. The replica of the "fort" and the activities--one was writing with a quill or bird's feather--were fun to try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The fort is fun to explore. There are also lots of hiking/walking trails on the site. Lots of beautiful views. There is lots to see.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great experience for adults and children alike. You can walk down a serene path to the original landing area where L & C first landed. Walking paths throughout. Numerous demonstrations occur regularly with the volunteers and docents. We watched the old musket demonstration. This lasted about 15-20 minutes and was fascinating. Volunteers dress in authentic clothes and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was kind of disappointed in the museum in that is seemed to be filled with stuff that recreations of things that were believed to be similar to things that L&C might have taken on their expedition. I tried to find something that was from the original trip but never did, maybe I just didn't look hard enough. You would... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoy visiting the National Parks/ Monuments etc. This is a nice small reconstructed area that explains most of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Docents were quite informative, it also has clean restrooms. Grounds are very well kept. Buy your Coastal Pass here if you are traveling through the Oregon Coast or at the Visitors Center. It is &10 for... More 

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