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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 trading...

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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The Vancouver National Historic Reserve has a lot to see. The old Fort Vancouver is a very nice reproduction of the old trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in the early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Vancouver National Historic Reserve has a lot to see. The old Fort Vancouver is a very nice reproduction of the old trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in the early 1800's.Take your time...

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to many events in this area. The history is great, make sure you have time to visit all of the houses and read about them. It is a fun thing to do when the weather is nice. Take the family and make the walk.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are in the Vancouver WA area plan to visit this National Reserve..A brand new visitor center is the place to start; also has a great gift shop. This is a reconstruction of the historic Fort Vancouver Hudson's Bay Company; U,S Grant, Dr. John McLoughlin, other pioneers of the Pacific Northwest..You enter into the Fort, seeing many reconstructed buildings;... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Beautiful and authentic reproduction of an 1800's fort/trading post for early NW settlers. Many activities and re-enactments through the year. Highly recommended

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It seems other than a few Government offices that this is pretty much locked up. Great too walk around and so much space to view. Grand location to be for the 4th of July. Veterans Day parade routed this way and was great even with the rain.

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Thank amcord
Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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

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Thank JRBailor
Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

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..

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Thank joanlahm
Vancouver, Washington
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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.

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

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 

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