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Vancouver National Historic Reserve

750 Anderson St., Vancouver, WA 98661
360-992-1820
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Ranked #7 of 23 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Owner description: Serving as the main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Companys fur trading business in the 19th...
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Madison, al
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very informative and interesting. Take as little or as long a time as you like. We did self guided tour.

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Vancouver, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There is much to see in this one area of Vancouver. Officers row, the Fort, and the army quarters that have been abandoned and handed over to the National Park service. The real attraction in this area is the Fort and Officers row. All within walking distance. Get out and walk, I recommend it.

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steilacoom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Will be back. Great for family. Friendly staff & special occasions listed. I enjoyed the historic garden in front of the Old Fort. Laid out very well. Many local agencies have "adopted" some of the buildings for upkeep. Plan to visit the Grant restaurant next time.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

With Fort Vancouver, Officer's Row, and the Pearson Airpark there is lots to do and see. A great place to visit and learn some history.

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Vancouver, Washington
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205 reviews 205 reviews
108 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Fort Vancouver employees put on a great demonstration in all the buildings. It was like we were back in 1869! Many antiques are distributed around the buildings.

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Gladstone, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

beautifully maintained and labeled buildings. Great landscaping with access to areas inside. Good walk options.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Resturant in the Grant House is great Beautiful location Good happy hour Staff has arrogant and unfriendly attitude but its still worth it especially on outside porch

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Vancouver, Washington
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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The cool thing about Fort Vancouver starts with the British flag flying that sets the stage for this outpost of the British Empire. A tour of Chief Factor John McLoughlin's house leads to interesting tales of the people and lifestyle from 1825-1845. I found shocking and sad the story of the fur trade. One warehouse has dozens of pelts--beaver, mink,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Walking on these grounds gives you a sense of history. Stop in at the visitors center for more information. They have a great hands-on display for children.

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Vancouver, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a great quiet place to walk around and enjoy some history. Cool old buildings, beautiful parks, and cool atmosphere.

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