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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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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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Never been to the site itself just the grounds nearby for the 4th of July and it's usually a good experience. Nothing is provided except a piece of grass to sit on but that's fine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Never been to the site itself just the grounds nearby for the 4th of July and it's usually a good experience. Nothing is provided except a piece of grass to sit on but that's fine with us.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped by on a very hot and sunny day, not good for outdoor activity in general. But this site made it worth while with highly educational short programs, not too long and well prepared. Not everything is open for viewing the inside, but the overall arrangement of buildings and structures onsite makes this a rather interesting visit and for... More 

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Interesting to drive around, but not much seemed open and so, we just had a pleasant drive. Not crowded and poor sinage about what to see or where to stop.

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Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nicely maintained facility. Great staff. Highly educational and well presented programs. Nice setting for a photo shoot.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had a great time with family exploring the different buildings. We used this as part of a home-school social studies curricculum, my son loved it. Will definitely be back again.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I visited on a Sunday, when the fort opens at noon. We were a little early, so went to the visitor center first and got the overview from a ranger and the 20-minute film. We were there a little more than two hours and did not have time to see everything. We concentrated on the fort itself,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We spent about 1 1/2 hours here. Listened to a 40 minute presentation by a park ranger which was incredibly informative and really made the whole experience. If it had not been for this presentation I certainly would not have gotten much out of it. The presentation provided the historical backdrop for our tour of the fort. I had two... More 

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EastCoast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site includes Fort Vancouver, McLoughlin House, George C. Marshall quarters, and Pearson Air Museum. Fort Vancouver of the early 19th century has been meticulously reconstructed on its original site according to historic plans and descriptions. It has friendly staff, most of whom are volunteers. Highly recommend all of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site for... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Lots of visuals and hands-on opportunities. The preservation and depictions give a great sense of life in the 1800s and how the military protected the settlers.

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Highly recommend this National Park - lots to do and see!! Great for everyone of all ages. Wear your walking shoes though it is mostly flat.

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