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Fort Clatsop National Memorial

92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103
503-861-2471
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Traveler Description: Fort Clatsop National Monument  -- part of the Lewis & Clark National and State Historic Parks -- was where the explorers Lewis & Clark... more »
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San Diego
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the Memorial while visiting the park. It was very interesting to see the replica of how the Lewis & Clark expedition spent the winter.

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Houston, Texas
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop if you have followed or stopped at any Lewis & Clark sites, “End of the Line” It took them three and half weeks to build the fort. The explorers spent the winter here in 1805 before starting their return journey in 1806. The fort replica at Fort Clatsop shows how confined the 31 people were... More

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Arlington, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the realistic tour guides - the stories of the times spent there were very educational - wonderful place to visit. Well worth the side trip!

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Homestead, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Even though the fort is a replica it is worth seeing how the Lewis and Clark Corps of Exploration were able to survive over a winter when they thought they would not have to.

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Richmond, Virginia
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50 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is such an interesting site, along the Columbia River. It makes you wonder just how the Lewis and Clark Discovery Corps survived the harsh winter there. It reflects the hopefulness of discovery and the harshness of the elements. Great place to visit.

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Arizona
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

When Lewis and Clark forged westward, the hardships they faced were many. The film shown at Fort Clatsop National Memorial makes this very clear. There is much to see in this recreated fort, where the two and their crew spent the winter of 1805 to 1806. Besides the introductory film, there are the reconstructed buildings, living history programs -- we... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Glad we came here. Rangers Jan, Ester and Amalia were all fantastic! We enjoyed hearing all about this historic area. We were so fortunate to have signed up for the ranger led kayak trip on the Netul River! Sign up ahead of time to reserve a spot as it's limited. Rangers Ester and Amalia were awesome and so professional with... More

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Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've been vacationing at the Oregon coast with my family during the summer months for years, and somehow never made it to this place before. We have always spent lots of time at Fort Stevens, but this place was a nice addition. It's not very large, so don't plan on spending an entire day. The displays were done very well,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have always wanted to visit Fort Clatsop after reading about Lewis and Clark. Finally was able to visit this summer. The exhibit was smaller than I expected but it held a wealth of information. The dressed up guides were a great source of information. The one guide we were talking to was actually a history teacher and had worked... More

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent experience with much to see/learn of an iconic part of our history. Not to be missed if you are in Astoria.

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