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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
+1 360-816-6230
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very nice staff, the blacksmith was very informative. Lots of fur trading was done from this area. Not hard to imagine living back then from all the artifacts there.

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St. George, Utah
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105 reviews 105 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This a wonderful opportunity to explore the life of those who settled the Pacific Northwest. It sctually dates back to a time before thr Northwest was part of the United States. The fort had been wonderfully recreated with great detail. At scheduled events the fort is inhabited by folks dressed in period costumes and protrailing life in the fort in... More

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Delaware, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Luckily I had checked the website for events and found Campfires and Candlelight going on last night! We arrived shortly before the Fort opened and toured the numerous tents set up representing different eras in military history. The volunteers were definitely knowledgable and made it a pleasant experience. We went into the Fort thereafter and enjoyed entering each of the... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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163 reviews 163 reviews
44 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Well done! The fort and buildings within were so interesting......we also loved the wonderful English Garden so beautifully maintained ! The old Officer's home are so beautiful......lots of history here with many famous people passing through here!

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a great way to learn about the history of the Northwest. You can see an extensive reconstruction of the original Hudson's Bay Company outpost, with living quarters, workshops and trading post you can visit. There are also several living history re-enactor events around the year, as well as an active blacksmith forge that all add to the realism.

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San Antonio TX
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a must do even if you are not a fan of American history. Officers row is excellent with 15 homes all restored from 1860 surrounded by 100 year old trees. We did not tour the Marshall home but I did go into the Grant House and we are going back for lunch tomorrow. Such a beautiful serene setting... More

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Vista, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We came across this by accident and enjoyed our drive through so much that we came back the next day to tour some of the houses.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

this is for anyone wanting to look back in time and get a true feel for it, a family day out or just for couples

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is an amazing educational resource. Learned so much about former presidents. Enjoyed the houses on Officers Row. The day I went, the fort itself had the blacksmith shop working with a blacksmith giving demonstrations and answering questions. Also a furrier was talking about the different pelts and their value. The woodworking shop had an expert talking about the... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to take the kids on a beautiful day, not much parking but unless it is the 4th of July or there is an event it is usually not too busy. The Grant house is spendy but great food, and I hear its haunted!

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