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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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So friggin dope

Personally...I love history so anything old and rich with stories is my thing. It was a short visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dallas S
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4th of July... best view ever

Besides the view of fireworks. You can arrive early and at other times of year to encounter... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melissa S
Vancouver, Washington
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“blacksmith shop”(49 reviews)
“fur trading”(20 reviews)
“visitor center”(19 reviews)
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...more
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612 E Reserve St, Vancouver, WA 98661-3811
+1 360-816-6230
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Personally...I love history so anything old and rich with stories is my thing. It was a short visit since I was too broke to pay the entrance fee at the time. I went with a girl there once and now that I think about it,...More

Thank Dallas S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Besides the view of fireworks. You can arrive early and at other times of year to encounter authentic dress, games etc.. happening at the fort. Each person in costume has been trained to give a real "performance" from the time the fort was at it's...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would recommend stopping at the Visitor Info Center before visiting the fort. There is a very good 30 minute film that explains the history & restoration of the fort as well as several info signs & artifacts. The original fur trading fort burned down...More

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site has free parking and admission. There are several buildings spread around the grounds. There are helpful rangers in the visitors center. The visitors center has a small gift shop. A good way to spend a couple of hours learning some history.

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice exhibits and excellent demonstrations. Have always enjoyed the blacksmith demonstration and the information presented in the trading post is very good. Other exhibits such as the carpentry shop are also very fine. When there, be sure to walk over to the workers' village...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Went in the morning. Dogs are not allowed past front gate so took them out for a nice long walk in field next to fort. Lucky we were invited to enjoy a tour group and allowed into more rooms...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my grandson and he loved it. Just watching him was worth it and he learned a lot. So much great history and the paths around it are full of such great sights.

Thank Kristi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park service held a free tour of the fort grounds and buildings the weekend of September 8-9. Was very informational as they also had volunteers acting out the period activities and dress. Was a wonderful afternoon experience and our children thoroughly enjoyed it. Only...More

Thank adobebeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on 4th of July 2018. Wonderful place for kids of all ages. This was my 3rd visit in the last three years.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's right across from Portland, Oregon. 25 minutes drive from downtown Portland. It's a neat place to learn about the local history. It has a experimental garden, the historical site, a small airport and air museum. It's good for people who likes to jog, hike,...More

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Pamelia S
August 25, 2017|
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Response from RoguePincushion | Reviewed this property |
the whole experience is viewable over the course of an afternoon!! enjoy a tasty brunch nearby in town, then come out here for some learning and fun until it’s time to head back for evening festivities.. the grounds are... More
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Chulina W | Reviewed this property |
On site is only the Grant House. However, 3 short blocks West, (past the roundabout) will open up a wide variety of restaurants, bistros and pubs that will suit just about any appetite!
July 14, 2017|
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Response from mcsimon3 | Reviewed this property |
Not at the Fort but there are several near by. In my opinion, Compass Coffee, a local, privately owned coffee shop,has the best coffee in town. It's on the corner of East 9th Street and Washington St.