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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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A Beautiful Well-maintained site

I've been here with a friend and my partner and both times enjoyed it even in the rain. It has been beautifully restored and has informative placards everywhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I've been here with a friend and my partner and both times enjoyed it even in the rain. It has been beautifully restored and has informative placards everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Of the forts in the Northwest this is the one I enjoy the most. So much history to learn here and they often have blacksmiths actually working in the shop, just as they did when the fort was in use. Stop and take a look

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Fort Vancouver is an interesting place to go and see. There you can see what life was like after Louis & Clark's discovery of this part of our great nation. You will get to see how the people lived, made tools in the blacksmith building, food was grown in the community gardens and much more. The Fort was a piece... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very historic and fun place to visit.....they have a blacksmith house .A garden with colonial plants and herbs...a trading post and fur exchange area...very interesting place to take children....

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are visiting Vancouver don't miss this. It has a lot of history to see including our beloved Apple tree. It was the first Apple tree in this state over 100 years ago and still alive and producing. Every time I have visitors I take them there first and then go on a wine tasting if they wish. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ft Vancouver is full of history and is a wonderful place to tour. Their tours and events are very fun and entertaining.

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Springfield, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Off I-5 maybe 3 blocks, FOLLOW DIRECTIONS TO THE LETTER be aware that the "road" to the fort is a paved pathway, you may think it is walkers only but it is not. The neighborhood is TO DIE FOR, talk about beautiful old homes, big park atmosphere, quiet, lovely, scenic--ahh, could spend a day just looking around. Fort itself is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Definitely an interesting and fun place to visit. A walk down Officers Row and a checking out the fort make for a nice outing.

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vancouver, washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Walk along Officers Row. Stop for a glass of wine and an appetizer on the wrap around veranda of the Grant House. In park is a bandstand that sometime has impromptu concerts. Very nice running trails through the park and the barracks. Fort Vancouver has been restored. There are volunteers that lead candlelit tours at the Fort. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fort Vancouver NHS has much to offer. At the Fort itself, there are volunteers that give demonstrations of life in the 1840's, including Blacksmithing, Carpentry, Cooking as well as interpretation in other buildings at the Fort. Additionally there is the Pearson Air Museum that gives the history of flight in the area from the early 1900's to present as the... More 

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