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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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Description: 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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Far more than you expect

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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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 

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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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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.

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Vancouver, Washington
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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.

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Vancouver, Washington
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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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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Most days there are tours and/or people in period costume in the various buildings at the fort. You might find the blacksmith there or other experts on the region and period. Very nice for adults or families!

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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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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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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 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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Address: 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone Number: 360-992-1820
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver

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