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Vancouver National Historic Reserve

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Address: 750 Anderson St, Vancouver, WA 98661-3853
Phone Number: 360-992-1820
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Serving as the main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Companys fur trading...

Serving as the main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Companys fur trading business in the 19th century, this 366-acre reserve features many important historical sites including the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver Barracks, Officers' Row and Pearson Field.

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Great Place to Learn About the History of the Area

This is a great place to take a walk through history. At the time of my visit they were restoring some of the buildings, which I am sure were needed. It is interesting to learn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2016
Susan C
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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a great place to take a walk through history. At the time of my visit they were restoring some of the buildings, which I am sure were needed. It is interesting to learn who spent time here.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

If you like history of the USA, then the Vancouver National Historic landmark on Officers Row and adjacent Barracks and the rest of the place is where you want to be. You learn the history of the fort and how, during WWII, it looked and how operated during the war. This was a very active military base, and as such,... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

You can see all the history revolving around Presidents, great military leaders and the original Ft Vancouver (Hudsons Bay) trading outpost. This is a very easy walk down sidewalks and in a park to make viewing and seeing history easy. There are placards up along the walk that point out the history of the past. This is an awesome adventure... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The day we spent there with friends was a fun, fact filled tour of this historic site. How can you lose with a folksy presentation of the factual background for the entire Northwest. Just a good way to spend a few hours.

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Thank Cleat12
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The Vancouver National Historic Reserve has a lot to see. The old Fort Vancouver is a very nice reproduction of the old trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in the early 1800's.Take your time...

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

We have been to many events in this area. The history is great, make sure you have time to visit all of the houses and read about them. It is a fun thing to do when the weather is nice. Take the family and make the walk.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are in the Vancouver WA area plan to visit this National Reserve..A brand new visitor center is the place to start; also has a great gift shop. This is a reconstruction of the historic Fort Vancouver Hudson's Bay Company; U,S Grant, Dr. John McLoughlin, other pioneers of the Pacific Northwest..You enter into the Fort, seeing many reconstructed buildings;... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Beautiful and authentic reproduction of an 1800's fort/trading post for early NW settlers. Many activities and re-enactments through the year. Highly recommended

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It seems other than a few Government offices that this is pretty much locked up. Great too walk around and so much space to view. Grand location to be for the 4th of July. Veterans Day parade routed this way and was great even with the rain.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A nice setting and this area would be most interesting to the military/history/war buff. A well maintained facility.

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