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“Lewis and Clark's Wintertime Encampment”

Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ranked #4 of 56 things to do in Astoria
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Owner description: A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition in 1805.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The living history that is done (at least during the summer months) is great. We watched a retired teacher instruct the crowd about how black powder rifles were fired. He was very entertaining and kept the attention of children and adults. Although the entire fort is a recreation, it is very accurate. There is also a visitors center with displays and several films which are very interesting. One provides the Native Americans' perspective on what happened during the winter that the Lewis and Clark expedition spent on the Oregon coast. Highly recommended as a good history lesson for the entire family

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Nice walk in the woods. Docents dressed in period explaining implements and how lived. All ages seemed to love it. Not a long stop so good for a leng stretching on a long drive. Lots of paths going to water etc if need to make a day of it.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I went with a 9 y/o about to be a 4th grader. This year he will be studying the Oregon Trail and I found his imagination was awakened by the Fort, the trails and the oral presentations. he especially enjoyed the demonstration of one of the guns carried by Lewis and Clark.

Thank Wronda
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The location is a serene setting and the replica buildings are very impressing . It's a short walk through some huge trees from the visitors center. There is a charge of three dollars per person unless you have a golden age passport.

Thank George C
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I have been visiting Fort Clatsop, near Astoria Oregon for over 40 years. It is the place of Lewis and Clark's winter camp. A replica of the fort for Lewis and Clark, Sacajewea, her baby, and the officers has been rebuilt (more than once due to age and fire) on the approximate site of the original winter camp. During the summer, there are volunteers who hold demonstrations on musket loading and shooting, writing with feather and ink, wood carving and assorted other skills used "back when."

The modern building houses pleasant restrooms, a gift shop, a theater for documentaries and displays of items used at the time. All in all, it's a great stop.

What makes it even better, is that this is a national park. If you are at least 62 years of age, you can pay $10 and be issued a card that will allow you and 3 guests 15 years of age and older (14 and under are free) to enter the park for no additional cost. This pass is good at any national park, forever! Our family has enjoyed several trips to the park, and by not paying a parking or entry fee, it has allowed us to have more money available to purchase one of the fine books or maps or other items from the shop.

No refreshments on site, but there is a water fountain.

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