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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

Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and...

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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Historical and entertaining

The Fort Vancouver historical site is full of period displays and if you are able to attend one of the guided tours you eont ever be disappointed. Watching bread making or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bruce R
Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Fort Vancouver historical site is full of period displays and if you are able to attend one of the guided tours you eont ever be disappointed. Watching bread making or watching a smitty forge a tool brings childhood history lessons to life. The Hudson's Bay company was a major plsyer in the region and thankfully the NPS keeps the... More 

Thank Bruce R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the Fort is always a treat, whether you're a native to the area, or it's your first time there. Walking into one of these gorgeous buildings is like stepping back into time. It's a must see if you are looking for something fun to do in the area with your whole family. It's great to research the history first,... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What and experience, we went lasts night with fiends, they bought us ticket We had a delightful time, not only did we learn facts about the Fort, but the costumes and living history we watched and listened too were great. I definitely would suggest looking into the dates they have this event and go, if you miss them this year... More 

Thank SuzanneLG
Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As would be the case for that time period, this is a true depiction of a fort with other buildings showing the blacksmith and a typical home in that area. It makes you very grateful for our many comforts today and makes you appreciate what our forefathers endured through their travels and everyday existence.

Thank JRBailor
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the NorthWest this is s very historical place. Though it may have bustled with activity, I really appreciate the opportunity to breathe it all in rather than the frantic overcrowding, and pushing through the venue that accompanies many such sites. It is worth visiting at different times for different experiences. Sometimes it is a quiet self guided tour, other... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the buildings were closed. Maybe it's better in the spring and summer. They did have two interactive

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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

although a short visit, this site is worth a visit. The grounds are well kept and in summer would have more to see and do.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Fort Vancouver in Vancouver Washington last week, and had a very educational experience. We were met by a National Park Service guide after we walked through the beautiful farming and plant garden in front of Fort Vancouver. After a short explanation of what we were going to see on the tour, we were then taken... More 

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting place to see how the pioneers and original settlers used to live. We went for the war history night tour in September. Only one of 2-3 times they are open at night a year. Very well staffed cadre of knowledgeable volunteers and actors. Engaging activities for the young kids. Ton's of artifacts. Only negatives are I wish there... More 

Thank RancherRob
Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 13-year old granddaughter on the night-time lantern tour. None of us had ever been on it, and luckily, the October night was gorgeous and not cold. There were a lot of people for the tour (for the three of us it cost $40) and we were divided up into manageable groups with a guide who was dressed... More 

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