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Vancouver National Historic Reserve

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Address: 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone Number: 360-992-1820
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Serving as the main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Companys fur...

Serving as the main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Companys fur trading business in the 19th century, this 366-acre reserve features many important historical sites including the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver Barracks, Officers' Row and Pearson Field.

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A great place for families to learn some history and have a picnic! Good visitors' center and reconstructed early fort. Still a work in progress as more areas are recreated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice setting and this area would be most interesting to the military/history/war buff. A well maintained facility.

Thank JRBailor
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for families to learn some history and have a picnic! Good visitors' center and reconstructed early fort. Still a work in progress as more areas are recreated. Across Officer's Row where officers of the Fort lived the majestic old homes have been made into offices and a nice restaurant (Grant House). Lots of room for the kids... More 

Thank hendersonhill
Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My family and I visited Fort Vancouver and met the Rangers who retold stories about early life at the fort. The kitchen workers and blacksmiths displayed life in past. It was not crowded and it was a very short and peaceful walk..

Thank joanlahm
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This attraction is a historically accurate look into the past, with relevant facts and interesting notes about people and events easily read on plaques around the site. It is fascinating and beautiful as well as very well restored and maintained.

Thank Michaelted57
York, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were there on a Monday and had the place almost to ourselves. I'm a history person, and this was an area I didn't know much about. That the Hudson Bay Company continued to operate a trading post in Washington until almost 1850 was news to me. The role of Washington in building planes and war ships was also new.... More 

Thank RoadTakenEM
Vancouver, Washington
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91 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Take a self-guided tour around this beautiful area...you can drive, if you prefer, but a walk is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy it while you learn something of this national park. The buildings around the Vancouver barracks date back to 1849. Unfortunately most of these buildings are not open to the public but it is still... More 

Thank Theresa A
Fullerton, California
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200 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

With an excellent restaurant and many attractions including historic reenactments I have no idea why this place is not more famous. Just walking the parade grounds (or driving though the park) is pleasant, there are often informed costumed reenactors in the warmer months, when the blacksmith is in I can hardly get my husband back into the car. Check the... More 

Thank CelineSoCA
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was good to go back in time at the Fort. It was explain by the blacksmith in great length . The historic is so special.

Thank Vanhelp64
Vancouver, Washington
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Long before they became officers, Grant, Howard and Pershing were in these buildings and walked through the parade grounds. Some of the officers homes have been reassigned to businesses and others to home. Barracks look same as before World War 1 and are due for upgrading.

Thank Collins M
Vancouver, Washington
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The fort is special, providing not only a look historical artifacts, but also a look at times gone by. The Fort represented civilization in the 1800's. When you visit the building, volunteers in costumes do their best to represent life in the Fort as it was lived 150 years ago. The trading post may offer a box of apples, grown... More 

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