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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
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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This place is full of history. Fun for the whole family, with a lovely garden, historical buildings and even a working blacksmith shop. It's fun to look back into Vancouver's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is full of history. Fun for the whole family, with a lovely garden, historical buildings and even a working blacksmith shop. It's fun to look back into Vancouver's history and learn about how the US Government worked with trappers and native tribes to be able to live in a sometimes hostile environment.

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fort Vancouver is a year round option for those who love history. The winter time activities around Christmas are fantastic - wreath making and listening to the blacksmiths tell their tales, dancing and watching the kitchen staff cook over a fire. All great fun we try to do every winter. The lantern tours are a special enhanced tour that you... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I often walk this historical site and the surrounding parks. Great for all ages beautiful historic homes and vintage garden at the fort. I live close to this site and never get tired of this location.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Great fun history lesson for the whole family lots of stuff to look at and when all the buildings are open it's very informative

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Modesto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My boyfriend took me to view Fort Vancouver. There weren't any docents, but we could still walk the area and imagine. The kitchen garden was interesting. And the blacksmith area was as well. How lucky folks in the area are to have so much history as their fingertips!

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Built in 1824-1825 by the Hudson Bay fur trading company, Fort Vancouver was the most important settlement in the Pacific Northwest. This reconstructed, life size fortress stands today for visitors to see with only a $3.00 entry fee for adults, children are free. Out of the buildings that are currently standing, many are outfitted with a multitude of period items... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Fort Vancouver was a great experience for our family. The entrance fee was $3.00 for adults and my 5 and 2 year olds were free. The admission was good for one week. There were various buildings containing multiple buildings with exhibits about life at Fort Vancouver throughout its history. There is a building where blacksmiths make various items using the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This historical site is the only National Park in the Portland/Vancouver area. Inside the massive wooden fort walls are several buildings to explore complete with historical artifacts found while restoring the fort. The bastion is three stories high with a great view of the grounds and beyond. There are archeological digs during the summer which usually turn up some interesting... More 

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a recreated fur trading fort. It is quite large behind the pallisade. There are a dozen recreated buildings. The big house in interesting, furnished and you can self-guide yourself. There is a bakery also set up for self guiding. The Indian Trading post had an interpreter in it and he was in costume and able to answer questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Best if ranger is there to open some otherwise closed buildings... Definitely well done and educational... Volunteers working on forge and woodworking did a great job...

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Additional Information about Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Address: 612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone Number: +1 360-816-6230
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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