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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 34 attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Weed, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Chickasaw Indians hosted an event at this facility I attended. I was impressed with their layout. Very family friendly. I would definitely like to go back and take in the history as well.

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Los Angeles, California
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38 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We watched the movie at the visitor center first and then headed to the fort. The gardens outside of the fort were in full bloom and very interesting. We also enjoyed the various parts of the fort such as the administration building and the fur trading warehouse. The docents were friendly and knowledgeable. We used our Annual National Park Pass... More

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Morrow, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth a stop; interesting history about the fort, and articulate and friendly guides to give you the low down on the fort and the area.

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Poway, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Officers' Row has some beautiful homes, the old fort has been preserved very well and the air field history was quite interesting. This is a should stop for military history buffs.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
169 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We took a day trip out of our home base in Portland to visit this sight and it didn't disappoint. The restored buildings made us feel as if we were back in time.

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Chandler, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A good stop for historical information. Not a spectacular area but we enjoyed it. The blacksmith shop was informational with two themed "blacksmiths" giving demonstrations on the day we were there.

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Puyallup, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Have always driven passed but stopped this time to enjoy the wonderful architecture of the officer's residences and the barracks. Too bad things must be boarded up.

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Zhuhai, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Love Fort Vancouver - we were here on July 4th for the celebrations, and it was such a great place to be. The park is very well maintained, with beautiful trees, restored historic homes, old barracks with lots of character, and history everywhere you look. Definitely a highlight of our time in Vancouver, WA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My family and I love learning and exploring history. Fort Vancouver was definitely on the mark for what we were looking for. Our two kids loved being able to actually see people working with iron, touching furs and exploring all the beautiful buildings. In addition to exploring the fort you must see the rest of the historical site where there... More

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Jacksonville, fl
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Clean lovely park. Lots of history. Liked the officer quarters and the visitors center, the fort and the air museum

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