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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

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Address: 612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone Number: +1 360-816-6230
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military...
Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the diverse cultures who lived and worked here. Enjoy relaxing trails along the Columbia River and Village. Experience costumed programs, hands-on education activities, engaging living history events, creative media and a world-class archaeology collection. Connect to the past.
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Perfect for a fall evening.

Love coming here with my kids for a walk or a picnic on a cooler day! I only wish they were open an hour or two longer, so we can have our daddy join us after work!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Love coming here with my kids for a walk or a picnic on a cooler day! I only wish they were open an hour or two longer, so we can have our daddy join us after work!

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing significant and it doesn't try to be, a great we'll run historical site with friendly staff and nice displays of period correct locals to give you a feel of what life was like prior to the civil war. Walked away with a couple new facts, one being that I had no idea anyone in the NW was supporting the... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have lived here about a hear and a half and always wanted to check out Fort Vancouver. Our grandson's visit motivated us. It was great. The blacksmith made him an iron hook, which he is so proud of. We found it well worth the trip!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have been here two times, usually during the winter time, and oddly enough, during a rainy day. There is the visitor center, which is up the hill where the fort itself lies. The visitor center helps you understand that his Vancouver came first, then the more well known Canadian version came right after, both named after the same person.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Small but very interesting. For the people who like history, I would recommend this place. I love the old houses they have and how authentic they look. Even the smell of an old house is there. Great fur room to see and understand how they lived back then.

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Visalia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There was so much to see here that we will need to go back another time to really explore all there is here. The garden is really good size and nicely laid out. The teepees with vegetable vines growing on them was something unique that we had never seen before. The whole area of Vancouver surrounding Fort Vancouver is beautiful... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We came a little late to the property, so everything was closed up, everything except the English Garden, which is in full bloom. A volunteer working told us a bit about the various veggies planted and let us eat a few that were ripe. They were very delicious. We saw a bunny running through the garden which was very cute,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I liked taking pictures here. There is a statue of Sacajawea, beautiful historic Colonial homes on Officers Row, a huge park, a flight museum, and a river walk.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The grounds are kept very tidy. The mayor attraction is the blacksmith that takes his time to explain about the traps the Native American used>

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is an authentic reconstruction of the original Fort Vancouver on this site along the Columbia River. The map/guide provided walks you through all the buildings and grounds. Its easy to get to from Interstate 5 and parking is plentiful. Bring your waking shoes and pack a lunch - nice picnic grounds on the historic preserve, as well as a... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Address: 612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone Number: +1 360-816-6230
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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