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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
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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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Lots of fun

This is a wonderful National Park. There is a lot of history here and is interesting for both adults and children. We went on the night time lantern tour and enjoyed it very much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
sofiegsd
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful National Park. There is a lot of history here and is interesting for both adults and children. We went on the night time lantern tour and enjoyed it very much. The guides and actors made history come alive.

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El Paso
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love visiting during the 4th of July holiday because they have a huge outdoor festival and the biggest fireworks display on the coast. I suggest the VIP experience for the best access to the event.

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Thank shrtsassygirlyinTX
rgill3301
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excellent experience step back in time an see how the area looked before we had a bridge lol the settlement is awesome an you will learn a lot about how Vancouver WA became.

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I attended the 4th of July Celebration at Ft. Vancouver again last year. The Historic Site is really one of the Pacific Northwest's Gem. As you walk up to the entrance, you come upon the Gardens that have many of the heirloom plants grown during that period (Hops, herbs, tobacco, etc.). Every year, there is something new... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family reunion group received and excellent lecture from one of the Park rangers at Fort Vancouver describing what went on the Fort when it was active. Although relatively few buildings remain from the Fort's heyday they give an excellent impression of the purpose and business of the enterprise. The collection of sample furs in the warehouse was most impressive.

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Thank swj
Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the park was closed on my visit its still a great place to visit with the old Hudson Bay Fort and the more modern buildings circa 1890 s and 1900 s i had a great time walking the circuit of old buildings that are being restored to the former glory.And i like that they are being used by commercial... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Fort Vancouver. I have been coming here ever since it opened back in the 1960s! (A class field trip when I was in middle school; I've never forgotten it.) They continue to restore, excavate, and expand it, so every time I come it's a little different and more elaborate. This time, we did the evening Lantern Tour, which... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing place. It is a piece of history brought to life. There is so much to see and activities to do. There are also guides or the option of a self-guided tour. Excellent for families!

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Clackamas, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for the whole family. Great guides with "hands-on" activities. Yes, even our teenage grandchildren liked this visit. Learn about the adventures and hardships of Lewis & Clark then visit this historic site.

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Thank dianesmith5
Norwalk, California
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98 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

You are giving audio head sets for a self guided tour. It is intresting and you can meet a black smith or a carpenter

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