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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

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Address: 612 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone Number: +1 360-816-6230
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Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military...

Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the diverse cultures who lived and worked here. Enjoy relaxing trails along the Columbia River and Village.

Experience costumed programs, hands-on education activities, engaging living history events, creative media and a world-class archaeology collection. Connect to the past.

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Wonderfully presented history!

We particularly enjoyed walking to the bridge which takes you across the railroad tracks. The officers' homes are well preserved and the re-built log cabins and fort are really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
calyptephile
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Roseville, California
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Crestview
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here on a slow weekday during the summer. Only the blacksmith shop was open; the craftsmen stopped to chat with us and talk about what they were doing. Our tour was self-guided and it was quiet and not crowded. There is a beautiful small garden in front of the fort. You can wander through the buildings, and the... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We particularly enjoyed walking to the bridge which takes you across the railroad tracks. The officers' homes are well preserved and the re-built log cabins and fort are really cool. Don't forget to spend some time in the visitors' center - the staff there are very nice and quite helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If I had my way, I would rename Vancouver, WA to Fort Vancouver, WA so we are not confused with Vancouver BC. When I visited BC, I saw the connection they had with Fort Vancouver. It is the best attraction in Vancouver and I include officer's row in this review. Great walk to see the waterfront, barracks, officer's row and... More 

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Thank Derek N
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live in Vancouver and every so often visit the site. Great re-creation of the fort and the way people of the era lived. Some folks may not be aware of the other attractions in the immediate area equally fascinating. These consist of Pearson Air Museum (and the accompanying general aviation airstrip), Pearson Aviation Educational Center, Fort Vancouver Visitors Center... More 

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Thank Neil L
Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a short drive from just about anywhere in Vancouver/Portland and step into the not-so-distant past at the Fort Vancouver Historical Site. Take a glimpse at what life was like long before this area was part of the United States. Cli,b the stairs and man the cannons, or keep watch along the walls, and if you are not careful, end... More 

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Thank davidpipgras
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free with Senior Lifetime 55 and older National Park Pass. 10 Dollar one time fee. Clean and maintained. Volunteers wear time period clothes.

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Thank James C
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great history of Trading along the Columbia River. The buildings are a perfect replica of the ones that were original. The volunteers are helpful and friendly. It makes you think hard about how they survived without any of our modern day luxuries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gorgeous and well kept site. So many neat building, the air museum, and the fort itself is amazing. Stop everywhere you can for tons of info about the history. And Fourth of July is wonderful there!

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Thank Miki R
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to check out - I love old buildings! This is a great place to take a walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as the old structure of the building. A sight to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Minutes away from downtown. Worth looking at mid 19th century Wood Pioneer fort and settler outbuildings of same era.Apple trees still in place.Also See late 19th century and 20th century famous US Generals homes nearby.

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