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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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This is a well worth adventure, in Vancouver, WA. close to the banks of the Columbia River. Lots of history at this rebuilt Fort. Ample food, motels for the traveling person. Do not miss the Columbia River walk and the Port development. Something for everyone....More
The park is so beautiful throughout the year, with rolling hills, statuesque buildings, large grassy fields. The Fort itself is interesting and educational, with many tours throughout the year. During the winter holidays, the buildings are decorated with lit garlands and are very festive. Lots...More
Ft. Vancouver is a great place to visit for both young and old. Better in the summer months when you can roam around the entire fort. Lots of buildings to go into and often with historical reenactors. Furnished chief factors house...Bakery...blacksmith...store bastion and more. Great...More
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit for this seasonal event. It's educational, hands on and authentic. I lived experiencing the fort and the staff who were performing living history. It's a new Tradition!
My dad and I are disabled, so I look for great outings for him. Fort Vancouver is a great place to visit. We were able to manage the wheelchair and see all the sites. They have old buildings open with docents who tell you about...More
Fantastic place to take kids to learn the history behind Vancouver WA and the trading post of the area, It was the place to go for hunters and trappers. Lots to see and do there. History is the main idea there.
Lots of volunteers were out, pitched period tents, and showed how life might have been from the Civil war and the Oregon Territory Period. Great fun for families with middle aged children. Toddlers would not find it interesting. As an amateur military historian, I thought...More
This fort is beautiful and interesting, with helpful staff. With the airplane museum which is also part of the complex (planes from WWI, primarily), it made for a perfect 60-90 minute visit before we went to the airport, which is minutes away.
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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
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 pretty spread out, so wear comfy walking shoes!!