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Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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Address: 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd, Astoria, OR 97103-8701
Phone Number: 503-861-2471
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A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their...

A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition in 1805.

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Lewis and Clark wintered in this cold, damp site in 1805 after a late arrival and considerable counsel from local tribes. The fort sheltered them in a style they were accustomed... read more

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lewis and Clark wintered in this cold, damp site in 1805 after a late arrival and considerable counsel from local tribes. The fort sheltered them in a style they were accustomed to from prior US military service. Local peoples came and went during daylight hours. Park service employees double as L&C men to spin a few historical yarns and demonstrate... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fort is a little out of the way, on the quiet side of Astoria, but if you have a little time, it is worth a visit. Nice exhibits.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This fort was so significant to Lewis & Clark's exploration to the Pacific Ocean. The reconstruction of the fort is excellent with National Park Ranger guides available giving a look at how the expedition lived. We saw both candle-making and firearms demonstrations and took a walk through the woods with a Ranger who explained how different plants were utilized by... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We returned to Fort Clatsop on the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. It was a free admission day with special activities. We liked seeing the fort again. We also enjoyed very much having a presentation by two park rangers. One told us the story of Lewis and Clark and also focused on guns at the time. He then... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only part of Lewis and Clark NHP that is under the US National Parks system management. I am partial to the US NPS as they do things right, and usually at little or no cost, compared to State and local run systems. The fort reconstruction is a real insight into life on the Lewis and Clark expedition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the kids for family history since we are related to John Coulter who was on the expedition with Lewis and Clark. The kids enjoyed the fort and the trail walking. A great family place

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you read "Undaunted Courage" or had any other interests in the Lewis and Clark expedition, this seems like a must see. If that wasn't the case, you might wonder how the national park designation got attached to it. There is a very nice visitor center with a small museum, theatre, and large gift shop. The reproduction of the fort... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Clatsop is by far the best field trip! My students go every year, and they have a terrific time every year. The staff is friendly and personable, taking time to talk with students. This year we had beautiful, sunny skies and it was actually somewhat warm! The trails are maintained nicely and are marked with directions and informational facts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the winter site of the Lewis and Clark expedition on the Columbia River after reaching the Pacific Ocean. It has a replica of the original fort depicting how the men lived and survived the harsh winter conditions. Excellent trails, volunteers giving historical information, interactive activities for children. An easy walk to the Fort with good parking facilities, including... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at multiple locations of this park, including Ft Clatsop. This was a really cool park. They had costumed rangers there the day we visited showing you around the fort and telling stories. I was really surprised how small the fort was! The interpretive trail leading out from the fort is awesome, shows examples of the local flora. The... More 

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