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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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Great Recreation of Lewis and Clark Fort

The National Park Service has made extensive archeological surveys and has built a replica of the fort constructed along the Columbia River by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Park Service has made extensive archeological surveys and has built a replica of the fort constructed along the Columbia River by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during the period of November, 1805 to March, 1806. One can walk through the fort and view how the explorers lived in this rather primitive structure. But, it kept them safe in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent about an hour at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. We toured the small museum in less than 10 minutes and saw a short interesting 10-15 minute movie as well. There are very nice restrooms at the museum. A reconstructed fort is just a 2 minute walk from the museum. We spent 10 minutes at the fort.... More 

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Duvall, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another fort with a depiction of life while trying to settle this part of the world. The fort is a replica of the real thing, and it is interesting, but the best part is how they take the story of the only African American on the journey that the party took, and really told it well. They devote an entire... More 

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Santee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only had time for a quick visit. There is a small fee - I think it was $5 each - to enter. They have bathrooms, information, and a history center with a movie at main entrance. The trails are great with a few wooden bridges. It was windy and cold when we went this September, so bring a jacket... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll admit up front to being fascinated by the Lewis & Clark expedition, from Thomas Jefferson on through. Their remarkable journey helped define the United States in so many ways, that understanding what they did, and why, is a great story. Having the opportunity to walk in their footprints, almost literally, and to visualize how that winter of 1805-1806 was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the time to watch the video. It is a very good overview of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Ranger who was at the Fort was very happy to answer questions.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trails were great and we loved that this was dog friendly attraction. The only place our dog wasn't allowed to go was inside the building that had carpets and inside the Fort. We wish we had come earlier so we could have seen the movies and had time to read all the signs throughout the hike. Only thing to... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fun to view the movie in the visitor's center, as well as the gift shop and displays. Then we meander outside and walk on a path through huge trees and go inside the replica of Lewis and Clark's fort. What a fun way to learn history!

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Sandy, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay place to visit but probably not worth the entree fee unless you have the free senior pass! However the houses outside the fort are fun to visit and it is a pretty area to take a little drive around.

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Clatsop National Memorial park is a must see for adults and children above age 9 years. First, I would recommend reading one of the many books about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, it was an amazing journey at a time that it was more perilous than climbing Mt Everest. Fort Clatsop was constructed in weeks, not months by the... More 

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