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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
800-832-3599; 360-696-7655
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Several buildings, complete with period furnishings, have been reconstructed to honor the early 19th-century trading post called Fort Vancouver, which... more » Owner description: Several buildings, complete with period furnishings, have been reconstructed to honor the early 19th-century trading post called Fort Vancouver, which thrived as a major center of commerce during the settlement of the Pacific Northwest. « less
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Vancouver, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The fort is many parts. The fort is a historical replica and fun demos to explore. But there is the walking bridge and that is fun to explore with extra surprises while you explore. Enjoy a sunny day exploring the fort and the grounds.

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Vancouver, Washington
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We always take guests and our grandkids to the Fort because of the great history information which is right here in town. The Fort is an interesting stop if you have a brief amount of time to visit. We like to go on days when they have special events. The Blacksmith shop and the Trading Post are always interesting when... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We are one of the few fortunate enough to live on the historic site. Its a beautiful place to live and we have front row seats come July 4 celebration. Grant House Restaurant is very good and never disappoints. Nice place to bring the family for a day outing. Historical, hands on real fort to explore.

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Camas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been here a few times since I live in the area. As someone who enjoys history, I'd like to spend more time here then my children. While still enjoyable for the kids, you wouldn't likely spend all day here with them. The Blacksmith Shop was open and working the last time I went and that was pretty neat to... More

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Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is especially good during times they have re-enactors, which happens several times a year, a good idea to check out when online. The Fort is the primary site of history in the Pacific Northwest. It is right Next to Vancouver Barracks, which is not exactly open to the public for tours or as an exhibit but is still an... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We took some out of town friends to the Fort. Great place to get the history of the area. We were too late in the day to get into all the buildings, or to hear the demonstrations. I would recommend calling ahead for the best time to visit.

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Vancouver
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fort Vancouver is a great place to learn about the early days in the Pacific Northwest. The visitors center has much to offer. The Fort itself has been well cared for, as have the houses used by the 'big wigs' of the time. They grow a real garden of the fruits and vegetables of the times. Go on weekends during... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The National Park Service has recreated many of the significant buildings from the original fort built by the Hudson's Bay Company. The site was the beginning of European settlement of the Pacific Northwest and is surrounded by several other historical sites including the house occupied by Gen. George Marshall when he commanded the Army of the Northwest prior to WWII... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Historic site in conjunction with the old fur trade, also in the area is officers row when it was an army post. Not much to see at the Pearson air museum. The area is worth a visit if you like history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's a great place if you are new to the area and love history. Some of it is pretty interesting, and my kids loved the towers. There isn't enough to see to make it worth going multiple times.

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