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“4th US Infantry”

Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in The Dalles
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum served as a military fort in the mid-1800s. Opened as a history museum in 1905 Anderson Homestead dates back to 1890-house, privy,granary,barn Antique Horse Drawn Vehicles and Early Automobiles
Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“4th US Infantry”
Reviewed March 3, 2011

Ft. Dalles has a lot more history that is missing that what can be seen by the casual tourist. It was the home to units of the 4th US Infantry Regiment when it was stationed on the west coast. From here troops moved into central Washington, in 1855, and these events started the Yakama War which lasted for nearly 3 years.

If you look towards the river you will see a school with a flag pole. The flag pole marks the approximate location of the flag pole when the fort was active.

If you are interested in the Indian wars of the Pacific Northwest then this is a must stop place. Otherwise, I might pass it up because there isn't much to see unless you're just happen to be in the area.

Visited July 2010
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The Dalles, OR
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“So much interesting history!”
Reviewed October 30, 2010

I love the Fort Dalles Museum! It's in the old surgeon's quarters from the original 1856 fort. How cool is that? And it's FULL of cool historic tidbits! They have wagons, a BUNCH of neat old vehicles, an actual old homestead that is set up like a functioning house inside, and all kinds of cool stuff. They also have helpful staff that love to chat and walk you around, pointing stuff out. In the summer, they even have concerts on the lawn. It's a beautiful spot. Don't miss it!

Thank Zojila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cool things to be found here”
Reviewed August 26, 2009

This is a pretty small museum but it is filled with a lot of old photos and items from the days when it was part of an Army fort. The museum is located in what was the surgeons quarters of the old fort. It is the last building of the fort still standing.

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