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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Address: 612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone Number: +1 360-816-6230
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It has a nice officers Row, homes a painted in the colors they would have been during that period. There's a Fort you can visit and they used to have spectacular fireworks on July 4th, not sure if they still do. Compared to other historic sights, it's probably average, nothing exceptional, in my opinion.

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Sacramento, CA
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a wonderful replica wood, stockade-style fort located on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. There are several hands-on stations for children and the fort is a great place to learn some history about the Hudson Bay Company and the early days of the United States settlement of the area. This is an outdoor venue, so dress accordingly. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I visited the fort with our 4 children ages 1 to 7. We thought we'd be able to take it all in over the course of a single afternoon, but we were wrong. There is lots to see and do! Our kids especially loved the blacksmithing demo and the counting house. It's definitely a full day of... More 

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38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great place to learn about the history of Vancouver and its area. Very interesting to actually connect Vancouver to her past importance ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very interesting place. Great to experience a part of history. My family and I enjoyed ourselves. Some of the attractions were interactive which was cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the Fort, especially the blacksmiths. They were very eager to share stories, facts about the times and area, explained many interesting things about life at the fort. Don't miss the Pearson Air Museum! A wonderful museum for such a small facility!

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Astoria oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Historic Fort Vancouver is located on the Columbia River. This old historic site worth visiting, as well as Fort Clatsop where Lewis and Clark wintere, located just out of Astoria. Return? Yes Recommend. Yes

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Okay, so your kids would rather ride their bikes on the paths by the Columbia River. Well, let them park the bikes here and take in a little history too! Way fun are the candlelight tours over some holidays. The actors in period costume really get into their roles, telling the stories of events that took place here in early... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is one of the best historic sites in the northwest. My wife and I were married in the old Red Cross building at Fort Vancouver very nice. Just enjoy a nice walk around the grounds they are very nice.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The folks here do a great job bringing history alive, especially during their special events. Christmas at the Fort makes you feel like you've stepped back in time with all the sounds, sights and even smells. Throughout the year, children, teens and adults often are dressed in period clothes and impart a lot about what life was like there. If... More 

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